Antihistamine dosages for dogs

Animal: Dog
Breed: Labrador

Pet Symptoms: Can you give a dog human antihistamine such as piriton, benadry, etc.? If so what would be the dosage for a 45kg labrador?

Our Advice: Yes you can give Piriton. The dose for 45 kg dog will be 2 tablets initially and than 1 tablet every 8 to 12 hours. Unfortunately antihistamine medications DO NOT always work in dogs so if Dooley is having strong allergic reaction swollen eyes lips urticaria respiratory problems I would advise you to take her to the vets ASAP.