Commonly, the cat will rub these scents, produced by their facial glands, onto their owner or surroundings. Instructions for using these pheromones are as follows: Warnings to Cat Owners A cat owner should never attempt to sedate a cat with human medications.You should only dispense medication specifically prescribed by your veterinarian because the vet considers the age of your cat as well as its weight to determine dosage.
The difference between them is really blurred." "Under some circumstances, the nonsedating formulas do cause sedation and in some cases, these sedating formulas do not," he tells Web MD.
"In some studies we reviewed, some people actually experienced more sedation with the newer, nonsedating formulas than with the older, sedating products.
Cohen, MD, an allergist in Milwaukee who serves as spokesman for the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.
That study was sponsored by the company that manufactures Allegra.
The question, is it necessary to spend the extra money?
" These newer products, which include Allegra, Zyrtec, and Claritin, generally cost between 10 to 20 times as much as the older, "first-generation" products.
Most of the studies reviewed used doses that were twice the recommended amount -- 50 milligrams -- of diphenhydramine, the active ingredient in Benadryl and other first-generation "sedating" allergy medications.
"We're not saying that there's not a difference," says lead researcher Bruce G.
Use only meds recommended by your cats veterinarian.