Antihistamine for Cat - liquid and/or eye drop?

madamemultari

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Hello lovely Catsiters :)
I am struggling to give my feisty feline a half tablet of an antihistamine. When I do succeed, it does work on his teary eye.

Historically speaking, I'm better at giving liquids and/or eye drops.
Would anyone have experience with an oral liquid or eye drop that might substitute for the tablet antihistamine? I do have a call into my vet's pharmacy, but they are slow to respond. Thought I'd check with you guys!

Thanks so much,
Monica :) xx
 

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Children's benedryl is in liquid form. That's what our Vet recommended for one of our guys when we thought he might have allergies. I can't remember how much we were to give though, sorry. I believe the dosage is by weight. But I do agree you might try some of the pilling trick listed above.
 

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I give my cat a daily antihistamine in wet food. I crush and mix it in. She never notices it. We use Loratadine (plain Claritin).
 
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Thanks guys! I'll try the wet food. No luck with pill pockets so far.
mrsgreenjeens mrsgreenjeens - did you find an unflavored one?
 

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There are other brands of pill doughs besides Pill Pockets. Amazon sells a bunch and Chewy probably does too. I actually use a bacon flavored pill dough for my cat's pills. He loves Pill Pockets but is intolerant to the chicken that's in both varieties.
 

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Thanks guys! I'll try the wet food. No luck with pill pockets so far.
mrsgreenjeens mrsgreenjeens - did you find an unflavored one?
Unfortunately, not unflavored. Grape or cherry is what we found, i believe. But that shouldn't be bitter to a cat so if you were to give it orally with a syringe should be no problem.
 
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