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cat stung by wasp
About 4 days ago my 1 year old female cat stopped eating, took her to the vet and her throat is swollen. vet gave antibiotic shot and sent her home with clavamox. She was thinking an infected polyp. have been syringe feeding chix soup as she still won't eat. Also noticed she was limping but then we didn't see swelling. Today I saw her paw WAS swollen, then it hit me, about 4 days ago I found a dead wasp by the door she sits at. Now 2+2 finally equals 4! She was stung and is allergic!. The reaction is still going on, the clavamox will help but can I give her some benadryl with her next feeding (about an hour from now). I've used it on the dog before when he got stung by a bee. It's a 25mg pill but I am not sure how much, she's only 6.5 lbs. Someone try to answer soon!
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I would not give human medicine to my cat if the vet has not recommended it. Some vets will recommend benadryl to cats with allergies. Usually, those allergies are presented by a cat scratching, not a swollen throat and paw. Talk to the vet first. You need not make an apointment. Call the vet and ask him if 1 ml one or twice a day is good for her.
Good luck with your kitty.
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1/2 mg per pound every 8 hours is common wisdom.  You will have to cut up the pill as carefully as possible or, if it is water soluble, you could dissolve it in a set amount of water, draw it up into a medication syringe, measure off the appropriate amount and slowly squirt it into your cat's mouth - coming in from the side of the mouth works best. Calibrated oral medication syringes are sold in most pet stores.

It would be best, however, if you can call  your vet and confirm the medication and dosage with her.  Did she recommend Benadryl?  It is pretty commonly prescribed for cats with allergy symptoms, but I would recommend verification, definitely.
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