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Treats allergy symptoms and itching related to insect bites or stings
Sedative/tranquilizer to treat motion sickness or travel anxiety
Safe for all ages and weights of dogs or cats
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Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine, also known as the generic form of Benedryl. It is used to treat allergies, insect stings/bites, motion sickness and travel anxiety. The medication is safe for all ages and weights of dogs or cats. It should not be used by dogs or cats that are pregnant or nursing.
Dosage is .5-2mg per pound of your pet; be sure to administer the proper dosage. See directions below and your package instructions for details. Always follow your veterinarian's prescribed dosage if it differs from the standard dosage recommendations.
Diphenhydramine is the Generic Alternative to Benadryl.
Side Effects and Warnings
Common side effects are drowsiness and dry mouth. Your pet may also develop urinary retention. Other side effects that are less common include diarrhea, vomiting and lack of appetite. If any symptoms appear to distress your animal, contact your veterinarian. Always tell your veterinarian all the medicines your pet is on before adding new medications.
Do not use if cat or dog is pregnant or nursing. Do not administer to pets suffering from glaucoma, high blood pressure, urinary obstruction, and prostate disease. Use with caution when given with other CNS (central nervous system)-depressant drugs such as tranquilizers or barbiturates.
Use caution when used in conjunction with CNS depressants, heparin, warfarin, and epinephrine.
Ask your veterinarian or consult with one of our pet care specialists at 1-800-844-1427.
This information is for informational purposes only and is not meant as a substitute for the professional advice of, or diagnosis or treatment by, your veterinarian. Always seek the advice of your veterinarian or other qualified professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard or delay seeking professional advice due to what you may have read on our website. Our medications are FDA approved and/or EPA regulated when and as required by law.
25mg / 100 capsules
Store at room temperature, away from excess heat, light and moisture.
Use as directed by your veterinarian. The typical dosage is .5-2mg per pound. Administer pill orally. Do not mix in with food.
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Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 5
Rated 5 out of 5 helps when there are fireworks
New years eve and 4th of July, we have a lot of fireworks that scare my dogs, I have given them benadryl for years to calm them down. Glad there is now a pet equivelant available.
April 21, 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 Great but dosage is high
This product brought immediate relief and was excellent; however for cats, it is a dosage that is too high. Recommended dosage is about 1 mg per pound. At 25 mg., this product needs to be given in half quantities for the 12 pound cat.
November 30, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 Works for Humans and Pets
This medicine is just like benadryl (close to having the same ingredients I think) and I use it sometimes when I am out of my regular prescription meds. It also help my little guy as well. I notice he scratches less and his eyes doesn't tear as much. It cost the fraction of what benadryl costs. The directions of the bottle are intended for humans.
September 16, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5 Very pleased
I was very pleased with the internet service and ease of ordering from PetCare. I would recommend them.
May 24, 2008
Rated 5 out of 5 Tried and True
I like this medication because it has been around for years, is effective in treating allergies in my dogs, and the price is reasonable. There are so many potential side effects in some of the other newer antihistamines, like Atarax, it's comforting to know my dogs can get the same relief with less risk and cost.
March 9, 2008