Don't feel bad. This was a well-learned lesson that when in doubt & you can't get immediate help, start out with a small dose; you can always give more later. I think everyone's done stupid things at one time or other & I know I have especially. I'm glad everything turned out o.k. for Toby.Hi Tiffiny Well I gave him 12.5 ml. Then read on the label. It says that there are 12.5 ml in 5 mg of drug. So what I actually gave him 2 1/2 times what was called for. So I call the 24 hour vet and told them what I had done. They wanted me to bring him to to make him vomit. But that I could also just watch him. The vet wasn't too worried. She said he will just sleep really well. Worst case he will have siezures. But that after 1 1/2 hours he should have already had them if he were going to. So a word of caution READ THE LABEL. I feel sooo stupid. Here we do everyrhing we can to help and love are babies and I go and over dose mine. I will call his vet in the morning and let them know what I did. Thank you Tiffiny for you reply. If I would have read the label this all would have been avoided.
I have to give my chi Benedryl for allergies to each her constant scratching. You can give it for bee stings, bug bites or any kind of allergic reactions to anything. I don't know what I do if my chi couldn't take it to ease her misery & I always keep it with me for emergencies.what is Benadryl given to a chi for?