Benadryl (diphenhydramine)

Is Benadryl safe for animals?

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06/11/2009

Actually it is safe in the right doses...Dogs and cats can be given 1-2 mg/lb every eight hours. This can be used to treat allergic reactions, and it also has some anti-anxiety and anti-vertigo effects. As a general rule, it is pretty safe stuff. The primary side effect is drowsiness.. Always check with your Vet.. I got this info off of a Vet site.