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Benadryl dosage for paw licking

I believe I've read on this forum (and also online_ that it's okay to give Benadryl for incessant paw licking. Tuffy has been licking his paws raw and topical sprays aren't helping, so I'd like to try Benadryl next. He's 60 lbs. I believe it's the regular strength pink tablets (not allergy forumla.) Can someone advise how many tablets I should give him and also if you know of any other home remedies that help (paw soaks, etc.)

Thanks!

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Kathy Ollie Chester and Newman's picture

If he weighs 60 pounds...

you can give him two 25mg benedryls.  I would start with one and see how he does on it.  It makes most of them sleepy but sometimes you get one who will get hyper on it.