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Diphenhydramine (Generic Benadryl)
Active Ingredients (per capsule):
Diphenhydramine (Generic Benadryl) 46 46
DIPHENHYDRAMINE product review: One of the oldest antihistamines around(brand name benadryl), this economic generic version, has as much of a chance at providing symptomatic relief, as many of the newer and more expensive antihistamines that have emerged in recent years, in my experience and opinion. I usually will dose this medicine at anywhere between one half to 1 mg per pound once to twice daily for chronic cases. For those frustrating seasonal allergy cases that can often result in endless itching and secondary bacterial skin and ear infections, the mild sedative effect is also helpful in calming dogs down during difficult allergy seasons. It will help to some degree in 25% of cases in my experience, but when I combine its use with an essential omega 3 fatty acid supplement like Super pure Omega 3 or nordic naturals pet cod liver oil, the clinical response rate in terms of symptom relief certainly climbs in my practice. I also like to use at the same time the antioxidant supplement proanthozone as well, whose nonsedative antihistamine effect can also help when used with diphenhydramine. Keeping in mind that many of these allergy cases are due to contact allergens as well, regular shampooing once to twice weekly with the soothing 1800petmeds oatmeal and aloe shampoo can also be helpful in these pets, in addition to diphenhydramine, essential fatty acids and proanthozone. Another wonderful use of diphenhydramine in pets, which also makes it an indispensable part of an animal guardian's pet medicine cabinet, is in those pets prone to sudden allergic reactions such as spider bites or bee stings, especially during the warmer seasons. Animal guardians can often save lots of money on expensive vet visits when a pet comes in from the outside with a swollen muzzle by giving diphenhydramine at a dose of 1 mg per pound every 6-8 hours as needed for the first 24 hours after such an acute reaction. This would also apply for acute vaccination reactions as well. Of course if ever in doubt during these acute sudden reactions, veterinary exam and consultation is always recommended. For more long term skin allergy use, clients need to understand, however that sometimes one type of antihistamine will work in one dog or cat and not in another, so that if there is not adequate improvement with the protocol described here over 10-14 days, I will often try a different antihistamine like chlorphenirimine or clemastine, also available from the 1800petmeds website. My overall rating of this product is a 4. Its ease of use a 5, and efficacy a 3.5, particularly when combined with the other supportive measures described here. 01/13/2009
Capsules are a high dose This dose is to high for a 17 Lbs dog, spoke with my Vet and she said this dose should be broken up into 3 doses. So If you have a 50 Lbs+ pet this is fine otherwise you are over medicating you pet. 17 Lbs. = 1 tsp. benadryl 05/09/2014
Helps control sneezing and coughing from allergies Spunky is a small (17 lbs.) Cairn Terrier/Poodle mix. Without antihistamine he develops sneezing as well as nasal congestion, followed by coughing. Taken twice daily, one Diphenhydramine works so sneezes are productive to help clear his nose and chest. The tablet works quickly to clear the mucous. I have seen no bad side effects for Spunky 05/03/2014
This product works!!!! I am very happy with the results of this product. My dog is finally with her beutiful coat again! Love this product. 03/03/2014
Cat Allergies My vet suggested I give my cat benedryl OTC so I bought this and have tried numerous times to get him to swallow it. I am successful 10% of the time. If it doesn't go right down, he foams and then vomits a lot of whatever is in his stomach....or if his stomach is empty, he vomits gastric juices. I wish I knew how to relieve his extreme allergies which cause him to bite, lick and chew himself and result in bleeding hairless areas all over his body. He is also covered with scabs. Any suggestions? I recommend the product bkz hopefully it will help others and it certainly is recommended by my vet. 01/11/2014
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my cat smokie weighs about 9 pounds , does this benedryl come in a pill form and how do i get her to swollow a pill. ive had a vet recomend this but i was a little scared now i see yall have it .............. Please help
Answer:¬†we sell the diphenhydramine 25 mg in a tablet form. For a 9 lb cat , a middle of the range dosse
would be to give 1/2 of the 25 mg minitab every 8 to 12 hours depending on how often the
cat needs it. The minitab we sell is easy to break in half, especially with a pill cutter.
Hide the 1/2 tablet in a snack the cat really loves before meal time when the cat is really
hungry. You can also use Pill pockets for cats which are chicken flavored or use some wet
food to roll around the medicine.
I have the 25mg benadryl capsules to give my cat, how do I give him 1/ 2 and get him to take other pills? I normally dissolve everything in water with can cat food and flush his throat with water. I was told not to dissolve the capsule, so I don't know what to do.
Answer:¬†I would give him/her the children's liquid Benadryl it's easier to measure for appropriate dose. I give my 17 Lbs dog 1 tsp 3 x a day.
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