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I use one tablet. Seems to work for us.
 

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1 mg per lb of weight
 

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Steve, what is the benadryl for?
 

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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.
 

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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.
I agree with ya.
Our buddies are so important to us to at least do what we can do and be able to to do so so that we may be able to......See them for another.....
 

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My Lab snapped at a wasp, got stung on the lip, gave him a teaspoon of benadryl, everything was fine a couple of hours later.
Really does work and safe also.
 

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Mine was bitten by a copperhead several years ago. We were going to drive her the 85 miles (we were on vacation) to our vet's office, but when we called him he advised us to give her 3 benadryl tablets( she weighs 75 lbs) and see how she did. Her leg was swollen for a couple of days, but she did fine. Seems like dogs need a much higher benadryl dose than do humans.
 

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We keep a supply of Benadryl in our truck at all times.

It's always good to have it handy for humans or for dogs so add it to your list for your first aid kit.

Helen
 

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Has anyone ever used an Epipen (Epinephrine injection) on their dog ?
 

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What is the dosage for dogs?
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.
 

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Has anyone ever used an Epipen (Epinephrine injection) on their dog ?
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.
 

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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.
The actions of Benadryl does nothing to slow the heart rate down. We carry it on our paramedic rig.
 
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