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    So I have yet another question, I gave George 5mg of antihistamine yesterday at approx 5pm (the non drowsy kind) and he fell asleep about an hour or so after it. He is normally quite active between 5 and 8pm. He ate his dinner and went to the bathroom ok but just flaked out in general after the pill.
    The reason I gave it was because he has very watery eyes lately and I thought it might be an allergy that was the cause.
    So my question is do Bulldogs normally react by sleeping to antihistamines or did I give him too much? It was half a human dose so I thought it would be ok.

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    My guy takes benadryl. Dosage is 1mg per pound of body weight so at 53lbs he gets 2 25mg pills max. I usually only give him one for allergies.

    Have you noticed other allergy symptoms like red face? He may just be tired if the kids are home for the summer. I know mine was pooped last night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KimDe View Post
    My guy takes benadryl. Dosage is 1mg per pound of body weight so at 53lbs he gets 2 25mg pills max. I usually only give him one for allergies.

    Have you noticed other allergy symptoms like red face? He may just be tired if the kids are home for the summer. I know mine was pooped last night.
    No not really any other symptoms just his eyes being a lot more watery than usual and the folds are getting very stained as a result despite cleaning daily sometimes twice a day and we were very much on top of that up to this point.
    Ok I reckon I gave too much he's about 60lbs so 3mg would have been enough I won't make that mistake again. Thanks for the help.
    No change in circumstances at home just me and my adult daughter same as always.

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    Well, now you know what to do if you need him calm.


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    We give Tyson half the recommended dose and it also knocks him out.

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    Nothing knocks my dogs out! (so far.......)
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