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My moms dog takes torbuteral 1-2 pills at night cough. I was…

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My moms dog takes torbuteral 1-2 pills at night for chronic cough. I was giving Benadryl to her other dog for itching. Not sure if I gave it to the right dog. Therefore I would have given the dog that took the torbuteral a 32 mg of benedryl and he weighs about 18 lbs

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I gave dog 18 lbs 2 torbuteral for his cough. May have also accidentally given him benedryl 32 mg which I was giving to another dog. I'm not sure which dog a gave the benedryl. Just checking to see if this could harm him

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It's likely to be additive to the 18 lb dog's sedation from the butorphanol but 32 mg of diphenhydramine (Benadryl) is within the dosing guideline of 1-2 mg/lb not to exceed a maximum of dose of 50 mg at any one time. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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