Can I Give Benadryl To My Cat Who Won't Let Me Clip Their Nails?
Q: I have a cat who will not let us cut her nails. She hisses and growls and acts like we are killing her. Someone said I can give my cat Benadryl to relax her. I was wondering: can you give a cat Benadryl? I don't want to hurt her.
A: Benadryl will not necessarily hurt your cat, but it may not provide enough sedation to get the nails cut. So, can you give a cat Benadryl? The short answer is, in small doses, yes, but even that may not be enough.
Follow these tips on having your feline's nails cut!
Giving Your Cat Benadryl to Help Cut Nails
Try wrapping your cat in a towel (like a burrito) and have another person cut the nails. If she gives you too much of a hard time, you can ask your veterinarian to give you a sedative that will really quiet her down for the process. But yes, giving Benadryl to your cat in some instances can work.