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Old 02-20-2006, 09:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have some children's chewable tablets of benedryl. They are 12.5 mg each. How much should I give Pompom before getting his vaccines in the morning??

Edit: Forgot to add he is 2.75 lbs.
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Old 02-20-2006, 10:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Rex takes 3cc of the liquid for car sickness, he was right at 5 lbs when that was perscribed to him. I am not sure how that would compare to the tablet.
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Old 02-21-2006, 09:19 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I would ask your vet or you can try PMing LadyMontava. She helped me figure out the dosage for my girls.
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Old 02-21-2006, 09:37 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I would ask your vet or you can try PMing LadyMontava. She helped me figure out the dosage for my girls.[/B]
I was just gonna say that... lol.. she helped me with kodie too... I bet its less than 2mls
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Old 02-21-2006, 03:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
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My vet told me to use liquid benedryl and to give 1mg per lb.
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Old 02-21-2006, 03:38 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Your tablets are too strong for pompom's weight. If I remember well, my vet said 10 mg tablet for Alex and he is 5.8 lbs. I would let the vet give the benadryl with the shot.
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Old 02-21-2006, 03:53 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks everyone, I ended up not giving him any. So far he is doing well, he is sleeping (3 hours post vaccines). Hopefully he will be fine!!
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Old 02-21-2006, 05:45 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Your tablets are too strong for pompom's weight. If I remember well, my vet said 10 mg tablet for Alex and he is 5.8 lbs. I would let the vet give the benadryl with the shot.[/B]
She can use a pill cutter to get smaller amounts. I think I had to give Nikki 1/4 of a children's asprin once. At home I have the dosage that my vet told me written on the benadryl box. I'm thinking its something like 1mg for every 1-2lbs. Not sure if that is right though.
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Old 02-21-2006, 05:50 PM   #9 (permalink)
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10 mg for 5lb is too much, as I mentioned before the correct dose is 1 mg per lb. I use Benedry for both Tasker and Ty before all shots and they get the weight based dose every time. Tasker is large enough to use the pills but with a smaller dog the liquid is much easier and comes with a dropper.
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