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How much Benadryl shouldI give my 55 lb. female dog who has ...

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How much Benadryl shouldI give my 55 lb. female dog who has an allergic skin irritation that she is scratching and nipping at? She has no other conditions and takes no other medication.
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Tammy F. replied 10 years ago.

Most vets recommend 1 mg of benadryl per lb of dog. So, a 50 lb dog would take 2 25 mg tablets. If it's a severe reaction, you can go up, but be sure to check with your vet before you do that.

If this is just allergies, the 1 mg/lb should do the trick.

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