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can a cat be given asprin?


Asked by Member 744159 on Sep 29th 2008 in Arthritis
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Tabby

No you cant. It is toxic to cats. Why dont you get your cat to the Vet instead of self medicating them yourself? We are not Vets here, so if your cat isnt doing well take him/her to the vet.


Tabby answered on 9/29/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer


Izadore (Izzie)

Actually, aspirin is not toxic to cats. Advil and Tylenol are and should NEVER be given to a cat. You can give a cat aspirin, but it depends on what you are giving it for. Before you give your cat any home remedy, you need to call your vet and check with them to see how much and how often. Cats cannot break down aspirin as quickly as we or dogs or larger animals can and they CAN overdose on it. It can cause liver and kidney damage. Once again, before you dose your kitty with ANYTHING, call your cat's doctor first and check with them.


Izadore (Izzie) answered on 9/29/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 1 Report this answer


Guest

No, you should never give asprin to a cat, unless instructed by your veterinarian and then only a small dose of baby asprin. For arthristis there are supplements that may help. I gave my senior cat Cossequin for stiffness but you should check with your first and get the proper dosage (weight determined) and the best supplement that would help your cat.


Member 628763 answered on 9/29/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer


Bella (In Loving Memory)

Cats do not metabolize aspirin the same way we do and a human dose is probably too large. Please contact a vet in your area. You can easily call any office up and ask them this question and they can tell you how much (if any) is safe for your pet. They won't charge you for your question on the phone!


Bella (In Loving Memory) answered on 9/29/08. Helpful? Yes/Helpful: No 0 Report this answer