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Michael asked in PetsCats · 2 months ago

can i give my cat my human prednisone tablets for respiratory?

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  • 2 months ago

    The dosing could be iffy. Mine is on Amlodipine 5 MG but only 1/8 of a tablet, compared to a person taking one to two tablets. Prednisone is pretty tiny to be cutting up.

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  • 2 months ago

    You should contact a vet,

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  • Mark
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Contact a vet, but given the usually small size of the cat compared to humans, certainly not in a big a dose than humans take.

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  • Maxi
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Of course not....... contact the vet!

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  • PAMELA
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    No, that would be toxic to a cat, you have to get some proper medication from a vet.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    All drugs are human grade. Prednisone is a strong drug & used for leukemia. It will kill you kitty. Look up the side effects.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    There is no such thing as "human prednisone".   Prednisone is prednisone whether it's prescribed for a cat or a human.

    It's illegal to use prescribed medication except as prescribed.   It's also illegal to practice veterinary medicine without a license. 

    So...if your cat was prescribed prednisone by your vet and you ran out but have your own pills, it's safe to substitute it if you're using the correct dose as prescribed. 

     

    If you're trying to self-diagnose and self-prescribe, that's not just illegal, it's unsafe.

    Please note:  prednisone and prednisolone are not the same thing.  

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Talk to your vet not people on here. Don't take risks with you cat.

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