Editor's Note: Be sure to consult your veterinarian before following any advice about medicating your dog.
Two veterinarians have written a comprehensive article for PetPlace.com about the pros and cons of giving your dog Benadryl -- the brand name for diphenhydramine. The article covers the following areas:
- What is Benadryl?
- Uses of diphenhydramine for dogs
- Precautions and side effects
- Drug interactions with Benadryl
- Benadryl dosing for dogs
- Overdose of Benadryl for dogs
- FAQs about Benadryl in dogs
The article's authors indicate that Benadryl/diphenhydramine "can be safe and effective for dogs" when prescribed by a veterinarian. It is used primarily to treat chronic allergic symptoms but can also be used for other purposes, such as the treatment of motion sickness and to reduce adverse reactions to vaccines.
Read the entire article here: https://www.petplace.com/article/drug-library/drug-library/library/diphenhydramine-benadryl-for-dogs/?