Q. I have a cat that scratches all the time. Is it safe to give her benedryl to help ease the scratching. She's a small cat around 2 1/2 yrs old.

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A. Ideally you need to establish what is causing the itching and sort that problem. It is most likely to be external parasites, dermatitis or allergies. If it is the first two then benedryl will not have any effect. If you want to give benedryl you need to check with your regular vet first as it can be detrimental in certain instances.

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