Melatonin is dosed at 1 mg/pound, while Benadryl is dosed at 1 mg/20 pounds. Make certain that neither product contains xylitol. These dosages are suitable for both cats and dogs. If your pet has an allergy or sensitivity to melatonin, try putting a small amount of cotton in with the dosage form of melatonin and giving it as a cold compress for relief of symptoms.
If you're asked to pick up a prescription at the pharmacy and it's closed, don't worry about leaving them there. Just bring them home and drop them off at a pharmacy that is open late or on weekends. Most pharmacies are happy to fill a late prescription if you have a doctor's note explaining why you were unable to go to your regular pharmacy.
Don't give your pet aspirin or any other type of painkiller without first talking to their vet. They may not like these medications and some can be very dangerous if used incorrectly.
Aspirin is one of the most common causes of canine heart disease. If you stop taking aspirin, call your vet right away so they can start you on another blood thinner to prevent strokes.
If you are using flaxseed oil as a supplement for your pet, do so under the supervision of a qualified veterinarian.
Faught claims that his office administers Benadryl at a rate of one mg per pound. You should probably give half of a 25-milligram pill to a medium-sized cat. According to him, a 10-pound cat would most likely require four milliliters of fluids (available at a concentration of 12.5 mg per milliliter) to get the correct dose. > span class="text-muted"> Administer the medication under the tongue for maximum effectiveness.
The recommended adult dosage is one to two milligrams per pound of body weight daily. Using this as a guide, you would give a medium-size cat between 4 and 8 ml of fluid containing 12.5 mg of the drug. It is important to remember that cats are more sensitive to medications than humans and may require smaller doses to achieve the same effect. Also, some cats will never take their medicine in conjunction with food so make sure to administer it at least an hour before bedtime.
If your cat is experiencing pain, has been diagnosed with kidney disease, or if you are using this treatment as a preventative measure, speak with your vet about changing the dose amount. However, for most cases, this level of administration is sufficient.
It is important to understand that while this treatment may help reduce your cat's symptoms, it does not cure them. If your cat is still acting sickly several days after starting the treatment, contact your vet immediately.
Dogs typically take 1 mg of Benadryl for every pound of body weight twice or three times each day. This implies that a 25-pound dog should take one 25-mg Benadryl pill up to three times each day, depending on your veterinarian's advice. Children's Benadryl liquid may be easier to administer to smaller pets. The liquid is recommended at a ratio of 1:10, or 10 ml of liquid for every 100 ml of pet's water bottle.
Benadryl is used to make dogs sleep better. When your dog has a cold or other nasal congestion, he will be more likely to get sleepy if you give him Benadryl. Avoid giving your dog alcohol while he is taking this medication; it will only further the effects of the Benadryl and cause drowsiness himself. If you notice your dog acting strangely or appearing drunk, stop the treatment immediately.
This drug should not be given with other medications or substances that cause sedation or become active when swallowed together such as some painkillers or antihistamines. Additionally, do not give your dog anything by mouth after you have given him Benadryl without consulting your vet. There may be interactions between these drugs that he cannot handle orally.
If you are asked by your vet whether you would like your dog to have a radio-frequency identification (RFID) tag attached to his collar, say yes.