This made me want to know what the dosage for a pig for children's liquid Benadryl would be. I looked it up in Plumb's (under it's real name which I don't have right now) and the dosage was 75 mg/kg! The dose for cats is 0.5 mg/kg. That was orally. Another book gave only sub que dosages of 5 mg/kg. Well, there is such a disparity that I would not know what to do in an emergency. I even called an exotics clinic and they said 75mg/kg, as they looked it up.
Does anyone know what is a safe dosage of liquid Benadryl to give a pig in case of a bee or wasp sting? They regularly get into our house.
Also know that liquid benadryl is perhaps the most wretched medication I have ever taken. FOUL stuff.
Josephine says it is safe but no dosage:
Old post from someone I don't recognize:
- Little Jo Wheek
I think the 75 mg thing is a typo. Often one reference will use the typo as a reference for their book. It would be interesting to see what the extract is and who published that high a dose. Cavies can often take higher doses than other species due to their physiology, but that sounds so far off, I would never consider it.
(and of course I found this thread by a fluke--I never check the med forum any more, so people need to email me and give me a heads-up if they want me to see it. Sorry.)