My vet actually gave me an entire chart of antihistamines found otc for humans that can be used in dogs. In most cases you aren't using enough, he said. The brackets on the chart show dogs can have 2-4 mg /kg of weight (so you might have to figure that out). For other antihistamines like zyrtec and claritin (loratadine) the dosages are divided in dogs 15 lbs and under and 15 lbs and over....but the 15 lbs and over are the same as human adult dosages. I was surprised, because I have a 21 lb pug - and he gets an adult dosage of any of those medications (my vet actually said most recommended is zyrtec) they all have different inhibitors. Interesting stuff, I was surprised!
After just phoning my vet today...I gave my little 14lb dog a 25mg Benadryl tablet. (they said that they gave dogs smaller than mine the same dosage)Make sure it's just regular Benadryl with the only ACTIVE ingredient being diphenhydramine. I was told that I could give my poor little pooch one of these every 8 hours. My dog is in really bad shape in the summer...red raw and scratches and bites herself till she bleeding. Within half an hour her redness went. She is still scratching but 99 % better than she was. Wonderful stuff, I give her heartworm tablets, flea tablets and Benadryl is ok with these. Here's hoping that she will get through this summer better than last! But PLEASE before you give your dog one....call your vet first. Oh...and just another tip...she was so bad last night I smoothered her in aloe vere spray gel..that really helped too.
Can you give a dog liquid gel capsules of Benadryl and how long before it gets into their system?
I have had my dog on benadryl for 16 years now... Originally she was prescribed prozac for her anxiety...after speaking with a different vet, and many test for all of her allergies, the vet had me take her off prozac and put her on benadryl...it works like a charm for both , the anxiety and the allergies!
I also had to take her off of all meat products and feel her only dog food with lamb and rice...
Hope it works for your baby too....I used the benadryl tabs and if she became too drowsy I would break the pill in half for her...
I have only a 25mg benadryl pill and my toy poodle is itching so bad from flea bites which I think she is allergic. Can I give her Benadryl? OTC?
Yes dogs can be given Benadryl. The dose is 1 milligram per pound of body weight given orally every 8-12 hours. Do NOT use the Cold and Sinus variety only plain Benadryl is safe.
Treatment of allergies is multi-modal and it is unlikely Benadryl alone will control your dog's allergies. Work with your veterinarian to develop a plan to control your dog's allergies.
Yep. We give it to our dog and our vet has recommened it. And my grandmas a nurse. It's perfectly fine.
Can benadryl be given to a dog for car sickness?
My 4 month old pitbull has a knot on his ear. It is clearly filled with fluid and I am not sure if it is a bug bite or what. I thought I would give him a benadryl because this is what I would do for one of my children if they had a swollen bug bite. Is this a realistic remedy for the dog?
My dog is diabetic he has allergies he weights about 16 lbs.
Did you check with your vet first. Yes, you can give benadryl. I give my dog the tablet not the capsule. The tablet you can cut in half. I would try that first if you checked with your vet. Yorkies are really small and that maybe even too much for it.
Yes human benadryl is OK for dogs, My Vet has recommended it many times BUT it does matter what you are using it for. If your pet is itching you may give it but do not use it willie-nillie.
I currently have 7 dogs and they all at one time or another have been given benadryl.
Yes, It can be used for many reasons in dogs.
Yes according to your dogs weight, give 1mg per pound of body weight, so for example if your dog weighs 25lbs then give one 25mg tablet ever four to six hours.
My dog is chewing his paws and shaking his head? Should I start him on Benadryl at this time?How long would you think he should be on Benadryl? He is a 16 pound Rat Terrier.
My 5 pound yorkie is diagnosed with allergies and I was told I could give him Benadryl. I can't figure out how much a 5 pound yorkie would be given
Never give an animal, a medicine intended for human use UNLESS under a vets supervision and approval. Vets are the ones who will correctly tell you the dose to give a pet without harming them.
It's very common for dogs to chew their feet by the way. But in case it's due to an allergy e.g. From walking in a garden plant that causes an itch, it would be best to consult a vet first in case it's just a cream you need, (or removal of a plant from the garden!)
My 3 month old maltese was couging sneezin n bring up phlem had runny n stuffy nose I started him on 3.5mg children benadryl Q8hrs nothin happened after a week. I brought it up to 6mg within 2days he showed improvement. A week in a half later he back to normal. I gave him children benedryl 6mg Q8hrs the dissolve tablet
Yes, with dosage according to weight, Benadryl is prescribed as a light tranquilizer and can relieve skin irritation.
Absolutely. Just not the amount we take. They need a quarter of what we take.
Is benadryl effective for my maltese ?because her ears have a skin break and I don't know where it comes from...please I need your answer bec. I'm worry..
I have a 4 lb. Chihuahua and he will be 17 years old this July -- he has been sneezing a lot can he take Benadryl.. And if so how much or how do I give it to him...
Well duh of course its not because it is like for humans and will not be good for cute little or fat doggies!
They absolutely can not it would be dog abuse
For faster results stick the benadryl up the dogs ass.