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Old 04-26-2009, 11:28 AM
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Can GR take benadryl?

My baby has flea's that I just discovered. I have to bath him and treat him but could I give him a benadryl?
He is just out of his mind... rashes everywhere that he has chewed and panting heavily... I think he must have an allergy to them....

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Old 04-26-2009, 11:31 AM
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Many of us here have given our goldens benadryl for itching/allergies. Check with your vet for dosage.
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You can use Benadryl for the itching.....as mentioned, just be sure and call your Vet for the correct dosage. A good soothing Oatmeal Shampoo can really help as well.
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My baby has flea's that I just discovered. I have to bath him and treat him but could I give him a benadryl?
He is just out of his mind... rashes everywhere that he has chewed and panting heavily... I think he must have an allergy to them....

Thanks for any help...
Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) Dogs and cats can be given 1-2 mg/lb every eight hours. This can be used to treat allergic reactions, and it also has some anti-anxiety and anti-vertigo effects. As a general rule, it is pretty safe stuff. The primary side effect is drowsiness, so please do not allow your pet to drink alcohol or operate heavy machinery while taking it!

Benedryl may interact with other meds. If your pet is taking any prescribed med, check with your vet before administering. Also use extreme caution using Benadryl in dogs that have glaucoma, prostatic disease, cardiovascular disease or hyperthyroidism.

Be sure to use only the plain Benadryl formula. Giving benadryl with other combination of meds could be fatal, so be sure to read the box.

Liquid Benadryl is too high in alcohol content to be used for animals., especially smaller ones. Capsule or pill form is safest.

Dosage every 8 hours
Dogs under 30 lbs and Cats : 10 mg
Dogs 30-50 lbs: 25 mg
Dogs over 50 lbs: 50 mg
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Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) Dogs and cats can be given 1-2 mg/lb every eight hours. This can be used to treat allergic reactions, and it also has some anti-anxiety and anti-vertigo effects. As a general rule, it is pretty safe stuff. The primary side effect is drowsiness, so please do not allow your pet to drink alcohol or operate heavy machinery while taking it!

Benedryl may interact with other meds. If your pet is taking any prescribed med, check with your vet before administering. Also use extreme caution using Benadryl in dogs that have glaucoma, prostatic disease, cardiovascular disease or hyperthyroidism.

Be sure to use only the plain Benadryl formula. Giving benadryl with other combination of meds could be fatal, so be sure to read the box.

Liquid Benadryl is too high in alcohol content to be used for animals., especially smaller ones. Capsule or pill form is safest.

Dosage every 8 hours
Dogs under 30 lbs and Cats : 10 mg
Dogs 30-50 lbs: 25 mg
Dogs over 50 lbs: 50 mg

Great summary Laura! We can always count on you for the details!
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Thanks so much for all the wonderful help!!! I have tons of "soothing" type shampoo's here. My daughter and her family live in Kentucky and everytime we go there Rusty comes back with a few little critters.

He is a BIG boy at 115 pounds so it sounds as though I can safely give him 50mg. He does have hypothyroidism. That should not be a problem, right?

I feel so bad for him...he is just miserable. I have some hot spot spray and everytime he starts chewing he will come by me for a spray!!! Smart dog!!!

Off to the bathtub we go. I want to do that before I give him the benadry so he is not too drowsy.

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The primary side effect is drowsiness, so please do not allow your pet to drink alcohol or operate heavy machinery while taking it!
Oh darn...he was gonna take the sports car down to the local pub and pick up chicks!!!

Thanks again everyone! I am a newbie here at this forum but have been reading and lurking for quite a while.
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Be sure to call your vet tomorrow, I believe the dose for a dog his size is 3 of the 25 mg pills, 3 times a day. But verify that with a vet.


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Thanks so much for all the wonderful help!!! I have tons of "soothing" type shampoo's here. My daughter and her family live in Kentucky and everytime we go there Rusty comes back with a few little critters.

He is a BIG boy at 115 pounds so it sounds as though I can safely give him 50mg. He does have hypothyroidism. That should not be a problem, right?

I feel so bad for him...he is just miserable. I have some hot spot spray and everytime he starts chewing he will come by me for a spray!!! Smart dog!!!

Off to the bathtub we go. I want to do that before I give him the benadry so he is not too drowsy.



Oh darn...he was gonna take the sports car down to the local pub and pick up chicks!!!

Thanks again everyone! I am a newbie here at this forum but have been reading and lurking for quite a while.
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you know, another thought, some of the emergency vets will answer dose information if you just call and ask. It might be worth a try.
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My vet is good about calling back so I will call her and make sure. Thanks again!
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The dosage that Laura posted is exactly what the vet had me give Bindi when she swelled up so badly. Bindi was just over 50 pounds, so she got 2 capsules every 8 hours. It worked really well, but she did not get drowsy at all!
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