Can you give a cat Tylenol for a fever?
Our question this week was:
Dr. Debra – my cat seems sick – maybe has a fever. Can you give a cat Tylenol for a fever? I have some children’s Tylenol. Can you tell me the dose?
Hi – thanks for your email. NO! NO! NO! You can NOT give a cat Tylenol. In fact, do NOT give your cat any medication without discussing it with your veterinarian. One regular strength acetaminophen tablet is toxic and potentially lethal to a cat.
Please read Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Toxicity in Cats.
If your cat has a fever and is not feeling well – take him or her to your veterinarian. This article might be helpful – Fever in Cats.
Best of luck!
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