Veterinarians rely on diphenhydramine for managing the same conditions in pets as those managed in people, such as anxiety, motion sickness, and as an aid in both allergy management and atopic dermatitis (itchy skin)*. But it's important to ensure proper dosing for your pet when managing these conditions, as advised by your veterinarian.
*Vetadryl product label
Vetadryl® is a liver-flavored diphenhydramine HCl tablet formulated in strengths specifically for dogs and cats – to minimize the risk of administering the incorrect amount, which can harm your pet. Tablet strengths are available in 10mg and 30mg for flexible dosing.
For both dogs and cats, dosing guidelines for general uses – unless otherwise recommended by your veterinarian – are 2-4mg/kg by mouth every 12 hours; not to exceed three doses in a 24-hour period. More dosing information can be found on the Vetadryl product label.
For oral use in dogs and cats only. Not for human use. Keep out of reach of children and pets. The most commonly reported side effect is increased salivation or foaming at the mouth when the tablet is not swallowed completely. A diphenhydramine HCl overdose can cause lethargy, dry mouth, urinary retention, diarrhea, vomiting, and loss of appetite. This product may cause excitement in cats. Contact your veterinarian if your animal experiences any of the above conditions after taking this product. Your pet should not receive more than three doses in 24 hours. This product should not be used in breeding animals. This product should be used under the guidance of a licensed veterinary professional. For more information, read the complete product label on the product bottle upon receipt.
A few more reasons why Vetadryl is the better choice for your dog or cat:
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