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How to draw benadryl dosage for dogs?

Asked by Juul , Last updated: Nov 28, 2022

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J. Harty

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J. Harty, Writer, M.A, Chula Vista

Answered Sep 30, 2020

Benadryl is a medication that can also be used for allergies. Benadryl has not been approved for dogs that is why there is a need for a proper dosage by a veterinary. Benadryl is also called Diphenhydramine; its active ingredient is an antihistamine.

The usage of Benadryl has been given the green light, however, any dosage administered to a dog must be prescribed by a veterinarian. Benadryl can be used for symptoms hives, swelling, itching, it can also be used for seasonal allergies, food allergies, environmental allergies, snakes and insect bites like anxiety, motion sickness, and so on. ¼ tablet of Benadryl is advisable for very small dogs, ½ for small dogs, 1 for medium and larger dogs. Some pet owners abuse the use of this drug by using it as a sedative to make the dogs calm.

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L. Brett

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L. Brett, Sales Manager, MBA, Detroit

Answered Aug 18, 2020

Benadryl is known to be one of the medications that you can give to your dogs when they are suffering from allergies, but remember that you should follow the right guidelines; otherwise, you may be putting your dog at risk.

Remember, though that Benadryl has not been approved for veterinary use yet.

* You would need to base your dosage on your dog’s weight. For example, if your dog is small and only weighs 5 lbs., you would need to give 5 mg.

* The heavier your dog’s weight is, the higher the recommended dose is going to be.

* There may be other brands that are similar to this brand, but this is still one of the most trusted by dog owners, especially by dog owners who are aware that their dogs usually suffer from allergies.

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Larry Thornton

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Larry Thornton, Student, MBA, Los Angles

Answered Aug 13, 2020

Benadryl is a temporary fix; therefore if a dog has skin irritation or reaction, the dog would be in need of an appointment with the veterinary doctor. If the reaction is extreme or severe, it would be best for you to take him to the veterinary doctor or place a call through to the vet doctor before using Benadryl.

The dose of Benadryl to be given to the dog is based on the weight of the dog. The standard dose is one mg per pound of the dog’s body weight. Benadryl is mainly available over the counter in about twenty-five mg each; however, it is very important to check the label as the Benadryl meant for children would work perfectly for dogs. Following the one mg per pound dosage, a 25mg tablet would be correct for a 25-pound dog. The dosage could be used twice a day.

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T. Wikati

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T. Wikati, Technical Writer, New York

Answered Aug 12, 2020

When it comes to medicine, it is important that the correct amount is given to dogs. The following steps can be taken to ensure the dog has the correct Benadryl amount.

• The first thing to do is to contact a veterinarian. The vet has the best knowledge to recommend the correct dosage that should be given to the dog.

• If the pet owner is unable to contact a vet, they should follow the dosage guidelines that are on the medicine. This is normally based on the weight of the dog.

• Only give the dog the medicine two to three times a day, spacing the times out.

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