The standard dosage for oral Benadryl is 1 mg per pound of body weight, given 2-3 times a day.
Most drug store diphenhydramine tablets are 25 mg, which is the size used for a 25 pound dog.
Always double check the dosage before giving an over the counter medication.
Can I give my dog Benadryl for itching?
Benadryl is a great medication for use in dogs with mild-to-moderate allergies. Benadryl is commonly used to treat itchiness in dogs caused by skin allergies, and it also reduces many of the other symptoms of allergies, including: Itching.
Can Benadryl kill your dog?
Even though antihistamines such as diphenhydramine (Benedryl) can be used in pets at the correct dosage, an overdose can kill pets. A low overdose usually causes sedation but higher doses can result in serotonin syndrome, really fun stuff like agitation, hyperthermia, tremors, and seizures.
What can you give a dog to calm them down?
Being a safe medication, Benadryl’s side effects are on the mild side. The most commonly reported side effect is drowsiness. This is so common that many people give Benadryl to their dogs to help them calm down. (Diphenhydramine is even marketed and used as a sleep-aid by many people.)
Can I give my dog Benadryl for a bug bite?
Benadryl for Bites and Stings
If the bite or sting is located in the region of the neck and throat, monitor your dog carefully for signs of breathing difficulty. Once a dog has an insect bite, swelling typically ensues. It is usually not very painful but can cause severe itching.
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