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Is it safe to give my dog benadryl while she is pregnant

Customer Question

Is it safe to give my dog benadryl while she is pregnant?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 7 years ago.
Thanks for the questionCustomer

I will be very pleased to try and answer your question but to enable me to do so with accuracy I need to know a little bit more information, so first can you tell me :

1. How far pregnant is she?

This is just a information request for which you have not been charged, I am online at present. I will answer your question shortly after receiving your reply.

Scott Nimmo BVMS MRCVS
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

She was bred on June 26 - 28.

Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 7 years ago.
Thanks for the reply,

Sorry about the delay I have been off line.


Benedryl is regarded as a class B drug as related to pregnancy and as such it would be safest to avoid its use if your dog is pregnant, but if you have already given it as a single dose I think it would be safe enough and there would actually be little chance of anything going wrong. Very little is known about this situation but normally if problems are going to occur they would more than likely follow a prolonged course.

Regards,

Scott