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Dr. Susan
Dr. Susan, Veterinarian
Category: Cat
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Experience:  8 years of clinical experience with specialty in veterinary pain management, urology, and geriatrics
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Hello . My cat had developed a lump in her lower eye lid .

Customer Question

Hello . My cat had developed a lump in her lower eye lid . The eye is blood shot . The lump is quite hard but doesn't seem too painful . She has cancer in her leg if that is relevant . It only occurred today
Can you help please ?
Thank you
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  Dr. Susan replied 3 years ago.
Dr. Susan :

Hi, I can help you with your question today.

Dr. Susan :

It is possible that it could be related to her cancer, but I don't think that is very likely.

Dr. Susan :

You can use a warm compress on her eye for 5 minutes at a time, several times a day if she will tolerate it.

Dr. Susan :

You can also try a dose of Benadrul.

Dr. Susan :


Dr. Susan :

Do you know about how much she weighs?

Customer: 2.60 kg
Dr. Susan :

You can give her 1/4 tablet of Benadryl every 8-12 hours.

Dr. Susan :

If it resolves the swelling, continue for another 3 doses after she looks normal.

Customer: I will have to get that for the vet I guess?
Customer: From the vet
Dr. Susan :

No, you can use over the counter medication.

Dr. Susan :

I think it might go by the brand name Nytol in the UK.

Dr. Susan :

The active ingredient in the pills is 25 mg diphenhydramine.

Dr. Susan :

Her dose would be 6.25mg (1/4 tablet)

Dr. Susan :

The medication is an antihistamine, but is used commonly as a sleep aid because of the side effect of drowsiness.

Customer: Can I use a 'human' equivalent then
Dr. Susan :


Customer: than
Customer: Thank you very much
Customer: Anne
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