What medicines are safe for cats?

What medicines are safe for cats?


  • (diphenhydramine)
  • Cranberry juice concentrate.
  • Dramamine.
  • (dimenhydrinate)
  • Glucosamine/chondroitin.
  • Hydrocortisone.
  • Hydrogen peroxide 3%
  • Do you have to give your cat liquid medication?

    Some people prefer liquid medication because it doesn’t require placing your fingers inside the cat’s mouth, but not all cats will swallow the liquid. Here, tips for making it easier:

    What happens if you put medicine in cat food?

    Medication, even kitty-flavored, doesn’t taste great. If you mix the liquid medication with cat food and they don’t eat the food, they don’t get the medication! Seems like a Well, duh! moment to me, but many folks just keep putting the meds in the food and don’t understand.

    Can a cat take medicine in its mouth?

    This can be a difficult process, as most cats will not willingly take medication. It is especially true of medications that have or leave a bad taste in the mouth. Because of a cat’s potential resistance to taking medicine, you will need to learn how to safely restrain and open your cat’s mouth.

    What should I do if my cat spits out medication?

    “Most cats will spit out some of the medication. Do NOT re-medicate unless you are certain that NONE of the medication was swallowed.” Slowly squeeze the syringe to dispense the liquid medication. Make sure to do this slowly so the cat has time to swallow the liquid and breathe.

    What’s a good way to give a cat liquid medication?

    Giving Liquid Medication to Cats. The easiest way to give your cat liquid medication is to mix it in with some canned food. To ensure that your cat swallows all of the medication, it is best to mix it into a small amount of canned food that you feed by hand, rather than mixing it into a full bowl of food that the cat may not completely eat.

    What medication can you give a cat?

    Human Medications Useful for Cats. Your cat may have a medical condition that can be treated with over-the-counter medication picked up at your local drugstore. Some of the human medications veterinarians occasionally recommend for cats include: Famotidine, Ranitidine, Cimetidine to relieve gastric acid.

    Can I give my Cat an over the counter allergy medication?

    Over the Counter Cat Allergy Medication. Cat allergy medication is often prescribed by your veterinarian, but there are times when an over-the-counter medication may help solve your cat’s allergy problem. Consult your veterinarian for additional advice and dosing instructions regarding over-the-counter medications after you review this brief…

    How do I give my Cat medicine?

    To give a liquid medication, place your cat on a flat surface, facing away from you with his hindquarters against your body. You should already have the medication drawn up into a dosing syringe. Use your free hand to tilt your cat’s head up slightly.