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Dr. BJ Hughes
Dr. BJ Hughes, Dog Veterinarian
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How many mg of benadryl can i give my dog in a day Ive been

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How many mg of benadryl can i give my dog in a day? Ive been giving him 25mg 2 x a day, but seems like it's not realy helping with his sever itching?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. BJ Hughes replied 5 years ago.

Dr. BJ Hughes :

Hi there --

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Dr. BJ Hughes :

How much doea your dog weigh?

Customer:

70 lbs

Dr. BJ Hughes :

ok

Dr. BJ Hughes :

You can give up to 70 mg every 8 hours.

Dr. BJ Hughes :

as the recommeded dosage is up to 1 mg per pound every 8 hours.

Customer:

Thank you so much

Dr. BJ Hughes :

You are most welcome. If benedryl does not work -- there are other antihistamines that can be used in dogs -- please ask your regular vet for recommendations.

Dr. BJ Hughes :

 


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The above is given for information only. Although I am a licensed veterinarian, I cannot legally prescribe medicines or diagnose your pet's condition without performing a physical exam. If you have concerns about your pet I would highly advise contacting your regular veterinarian

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