churrah-has left the building.

how much asprin is safe to give a fifteen (ish)pound ten-year-old cat?

churrah's mom has been given money twice to take him to the vet, and used it for something else. when we take the kittens we're taking him-waiting on carriers. for now, he's having hip discomfort that i suspect is arthritis...dealt with it before in kitties, know the signs. even if it something else, it's obviously pain-minor, not major, occurs when touched, mobility unimpeded for now-and i'd like to decrease his discomfort. i've given a half a baby aspirin to cats before, but all i have in the house is adult aspirin. could i crumble up a quarter of a pill-amounting to around 250mg-and sneak it into catsip n catnip? (the cats' all-time fave, paws down, all three of them)like i said, he is going to the vet as soon as we have carriers for all of them-his mom takes him wrapped in towels, which i don't approve of, and i just found out he has missed two appointments...yeah, i'm irritated, since she was given the money...never mind. can i safely give him a quarter tablet?


Asked by churrah-has left the building. on Jan 4th 2008 Tagged arthritis, aspirin in Arthritis
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Atlas

Cats metabolize aspirin much slower that humans and it is easy give them an accidental and potentially fatal overdose. Please call your vet and ask them what a safe dosage, if any, would be.

Purrs,

Atlas


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Natasha

Any amount of Asprin is dangerous as it's extremely poisonous to cats contact your vet do not give ANY!!!!!


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Dulci (In Loving Memory - you

vetmedicine.about.com
www.peteducation.com
the other answer was spot on, but here's two links with details.


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 Madge

Dulci tells me that she meant the first answer/reply was "spot on." Please read the links she provided. Indeed you can give your kitty aspirin (for such things as arthritis), but never give without first checking with (your) vet and checking for proper dosages and frequency.

DO NOT give kitty (other) pain meds like NSAIDs or tylenol--those will be terribly toxic.


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Guest

If it hurts when you touch it take the cat to the vet. That's NOT normal.

Who the heck is the owner and why isn't he/she being made to take care of their cat?


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