Steve Shaver· Registered
I agree and depending of the situation, four and to a pet ER.Up to 2 but it only works on 40% of the dogs...
this. dogs process it better than humans.1 mg per lb of weight
Bee stings and snake bites. Any thing to slow the heart rate down enough to give your buddy to a chance to live in route to a ER.Steve, what is the benadryl for?
I agree with ya.BJ, gotcha, but I know that some folks use it for other reasons. According to my vet, if it is a sting or snake bite, at least 2 human sized tabs, and straight to the ER. As someone else posted, it still may not work, but it will not hurt.
Thanks for the replies. She got stung by a little ol honey bee and swelled up a bit but is fine now.That is good news my friend. We don't want our buddy to have a short life when there is so much out there for them to enjoy. It would be a bummer if we didn't react when we did and kick ourselves in the azz for not.
Most of you know the difficulties I've had with Sadie and her allergic reactions over the last 7+ years, and as a part of her daily treatment(s) the vet originally ordered 1 in the morning and 1 in the evening. When that wasn't helpful enough, she (the vet) upped the dosage to 2 with Sadie's morning meal and 2 with her evening meal. About 1 year or year-and-a-half ago, she (the vet) bumped it up to 3 at each feeding. Sadie has not reacted badly to that high dosage, tolerates it well, and has no loss of drive or energy...and it seems to help her a lot.What is the dosage for dogs?
I have one due to severe reactions more than once to multiple antibiotics, me not the dogs. We had a dog bitten by a copperhead and have to admit I gave it to him and then rushed to the vet rather than shove benadryl in him and rush to the vet. Vet has no issue with what we did.Has anyone ever used an Epipen (Epinephrine injection) on their dog ?
The actions of Benadryl does nothing to slow the heart rate down. We carry it on our paramedic rig.Bee stings and snake bites. Any thing to slow the heart rate down enough to give your buddy to a chance to live in route to a ER.