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Experience:  15 yrs experience in vet med, 8 in emergency med. Founder of a non-profit animal rescue
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How much benedryl 5 lb dog and how often, Josie age 9, No

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How much benedryl for a 5 lb dog and how often for sneezing
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Josie age 9
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Josie?
Customer: No she just started it a couple days ago just signs of clear and just very slight leakage
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.

Hi, JACustomer. I'm so sorry to hear that Josie is sneezing.

We typically use caplets in dogs Josie's size. She can have 1/2 of a 25mg benadryl. Avoid the liquid, if you can, as some of the diphenhydramine liquids on the market contain products dogs should not consume. The caplets are safer. You can give this every 8-12 hours as needed for the sneezing. She may wind up being a little tired if you use the every 8 hour dosing, expect her to sleep more than normal.

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Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 1 year ago.

Hi, JACustomer. Checking in. How are things with your companion going?