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My dog weights 65 lbs how much benydryl can i give her

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My dog weights 65 lbs how much benydryl can i give her
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Anna replied 8 years ago.
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The dose is 1-2mg. per lb. of body weight, given 3 times a day. The usual starting dose is at the lower end of that range, so a 50 lb. dog would receive two 25 mg. tablets or capsules. A 65 lb. dog could have three 25 mg. capsules. Benedryl is great for bee stings, but doesn't do so well at helping dogs with allergies. If allergies are what you're dealing with, and the Benedryl doesn't help, you may want to see your vet for a more effective antihistamine, such as hydroxyzine.

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