Doggie Dosing Help plz

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Hound dog, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Molly is in desperate need of benedryl. I bought the benedryl. But the link I had to the site that gives you the correct dosing for dogs was on my last computer...........or the last hard drive in this computer, which explains why I was confused as to why it wasn't on my favorites list.

    So anyone who has such a link I would greatly appreciate it...........and so would Molly who has yet again decided to chew her tail raw and make it bleed.:itching::rolleyes::(

  2. donna723

    donna723 Well-Known Member

    I think the dosage is 1 mg for each pound that they weigh. Does that sound right?
  3. donna723

    donna723 Well-Known Member

    I just checked on the search feature on my dog board and it says 1 mg of Benadryl per pound of body weight, no more than three times per day. You can give up to 2 mg per pound of body weight if it is for something really bad like a severe reaction to an insect sting, etc.
  4. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Thanks donna. I thought that was what it was, but I wanted to be certain.

    She'd been doing well enough that I hadn't been forced to resort to the benedryl. So it's been a while. I hate to give it to her because it makes her drink like a fish and dopey as all get out. But it does give her relief.
  5. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    Our vet has us give 1/2 a tablet to the small cats, and 3/4 to a whole one to Capn Morgan the lard tush, and our last dog got a whole one (25mg) but she was a 45 lb lab mix. It is HARD to get them to take the liquid form - makes a HUGE mess because they froth up at the mouth. The vet did that once and it was quite amazing to watch.
  6. donna723

    donna723 Well-Known Member

    Our vet told me to get the children's liquid Benedryl but a lot of people find it easier to give the tablets - I have the syringes to use to squirt the liquid in their mouths. I've never had to use it yet but it's there if they need it. If they have a severe allergic reaction or get a bad insect sting, a dose of Benedryl can mean the difference between life or death before you can get them to the vet. I have a regular little doggie first aid kit that I keep. Another good thing to have on hand is regular ol' peroxide. If they ever eat something or swallow something they shouldn't have, give them two tablespoons of peroxide at a time, every few minutes, and eventually it will make them throw up! You will not be their favorite person for a while, but they'll get over it.