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Can I Give My Cat Allergy Medicine?

Can I give my cat allergy medicine? Let's talk about feline allergies.If you’re reading this, we don’t need to explain to you that, just like us, cats have allergies. We know how hard it is to stand back while our kitties cough, itch, lick all the hair off their stomachs, and wheeze, so naturally, when that happens, you want an immediate fix!

What’s the quick fix for pain, inflammation, or allergies!? Let's discuss.

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Can I Give My Cat Allergy Medicine

We’ve been asked about give cats cortizone for itching, aspirin or Tylenol for pain, and Zyrtec or Benedryl as allergy medicine for their allergies.

But are these good ideas?

Antihistamines, like Benedryl, are generally considered safe for cats, but make sure to consult with your vet to rule out any other causes of your cat's allergy symptoms first.

First of all, before you give your cat any kind of medication, seek your vet’s advice. Be sure to rule out any cause of the allergy symptoms which can first be handled without the use of medicines (mites, or infections).

can I give my cat allergy medicine

Further, understand that your cat’s metabolism is different than yours, and they simply can’t break down and use medications, like Benedryl, ibuprofen or acetaminophen, the same way that we do. Also, your cat licks his body, making human topical medications potentially toxic if ingested. So don't try to play vet on your own without professional advice. Your vet is likely to have an allergy medication or antihistamine for your cat with dosage tailored for your specific cat.

Lastly, if your vet prescribes something to help the acute situation of your cat’s allergies, there are bound of be a host of undesirable side effects that accompany its use. This is something you need to consider. Allergy medicines only treat the symptoms, and will do nothing to support the underlying issue causing your cat's discomfort. We believe it’s wise to seek a natural remedy to address the long-term defense against allergies.

Allergy medicines only treat the symptoms, and will do nothing to support the underlying issue causing your cat's discomfort.

Feline Nutrition vs Allergy Medicine

We know that natural remedies work for cats with allergies. Best of all, they don't come with negative side effects. We hear from our customers on a regular basis about how nutrition has made all the difference. In some cases it has totally decreased the need for allergy medications, in others it’s helped to reduce their use.

We know that nutritional support works for cats with allergies. Best of all, they don't come with negative side effects.


Your cat is a strict carnivore and needs as close to a raw diet as possible. A processed diet is devoid of natural enzymes, vitamins, and beneficial bacteria that your cat needs to be healthy. In a matter of time, the stress of malnutrition and enzyme deficiency will show, and in many cases, it’s displayed with the symptoms of allergies.

We feel all cats thrive with a quality enzyme and probiotic supplement. It's not always realistic to feed our pets raw. Adding supplemental enzymes and probiotics is a great way to support the foundational immune system. Check out the Miracle Pack™.


Try Spectrin™ for Cats, a Multi-nutrient Wellness Liquid for Cats

Multivitamins, like Spectrin™ for Cats, provides essential vitamins, antioxidants and nutrients that have been shown to be very helpful for combatting feline allergies:

“My cat has been taking Spectrin vitamins for about a week now and already I see an improvement. He licks himself till he's balding and these vitamins are really helping. I already see his fur growing back.“

The best part of treating your cat nutritionally, rather than with medications, is that there are no unpleasant side effects. Spectrin™ contains specialized amino acids, minerals, and bioflavonoids that help treat the root problem that plagues most cats with allergies.

“My cats are more energetic when taking Spectrin vitamins. But the biggest change was in my compulsive licker, who has licked all the hair off her stomach and back legs, part of her tail and butt. After a few weeks of taking this, the hair grew back.“

So while allergy medicine for cats may be helpful in the short term, wouldn’t it be better to resolve our cats’ ailments through natural nutrition?

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