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How much Benadryl can you give a 4 lb. dog

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How much Benadryl can you give a 4 lb. dog?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 7 years ago.
The dosage for Benadryl is 1-2 mg/lb every 6-8 hours. I would go with the 1 mg/lb and just as needed for allergic swelling/ itching I'm assuming.

You'll have to get the children's liquid benadryl to dose this little girl.

I hope that helps, let me know if you have any other questions.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
would that be 4mg. want to make sure I'm right.
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 7 years ago.
yes 4 mg
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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
I'm sorry I dont have anything to measure mg. can you tell me in ml. or teaspoon. 4mg=
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 7 years ago.
I think it's 2.5 mg/mL so 1.6 mL or ~ 1/4 teaspoon