If your pet suffers from seasonal allergies, motion sickness or anxiety talk to your veterinarian about Vetadryl, an over-the-counter antihistamine that eases allergy symptoms and has a sedative affect that calms cats and dogs.
Versatile Vetadryl is an antihistamine recommended by veterinarians to treat a range of issues including allergies, motion sickness, travel anxiety – even insect bites that cause itching and pain. The active ingredient in Vetadryl is diphenhydramine. This chemical blocks the histamines that cause allergic reactions such as itching, watery eyes, runny noses and swelling. One side effect of the histamine blocking process is sleepiness, which is why this medication also works to calm pets and reduce motion sickness. Talk to your veterinarian about whether Vetadryl is right for your pet’s condition. Vetadryl is available in 10 and 30 mg flavored tablets. Have a question about Vetadryl? Click on the “Ask A Question” tab above.
What you should know about Vetadryl:
For additional information about Vetadryl, click the “More Information” and “Package Insert” tabs above.
You can find a Client Information Sheet which provides a summary of information about Diphenhydramine hydrochloride, the active ingredient in Vetadryl, by following the link below:
If you have questions or concerns about Diphenhydramine, or conditions related to its use, contact your pet's veterinarian or pharmacist.
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You can find a package insert which provides more detailed information on Vetadryl Flavored Tablets' indications, forms of administration, and side effects, along with other clinical information, by following the links below:
Vetadryl's Package Insert does not take the place of instructions from your veterinarian. Talk to your veterinarian if you do not understand the information provided in these documents or if you have any questions about Vetadryl Diphenhydramine HCl Tablets for Veterinary Use.
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Q:Do these work for dogs
A:Yes, these are used with both dogs and cats.
Q:What is the suggested dosage for use with a canine in mg per pound?
A:The dosage is 2-4mg/2.2 pounds.
Q:I have 2 vetadryl 30 mg. tabs. 1 is yellow and the other is brown. Are they both vetadryl? They are cut in half so can't read markings. 1 half of yellow has 44 on it. Just pill.No flavor. Takes pills. Need to give tonight. Pet is a dog. .
A:Due to the product being cut in half and the full markings of the tablets unable to be described, the best course of action would be to discard the tablets in question. Only administer medication to your dog when you are sure of the product being given.
Q:Is this medicine like a chew that cats will eat? Flavored Benadryl
A:Vetadryl (veterinary-labeled diphenhydramine) is a chewable, chicken flavored tablet. It is indicated for use in dogs and cats for treating motion sickness, allergies, as well as other indications. We recommend contacting your veterinarian to determine if this medication is appropriate for your pet.
Q:My cat was diagnosed with bronchitis. My vet prescribed Vetadryl. After reading what it used for (motion sickness, anxiety, allergies) I am questioning why it was prescribed. How does Vetadryl help with bronchitis?
A:Vetadryl (Branded diphenhydramine) is an antihistamine used primarily for sedation, skin disorders, and as an adjunct with other medications for the treatment of motion sickness. We recommend contacting your veterinarian to verify the indication for use of diphenhydramine to determine if this medication is appropriate for your cat.
Q:My vet prescribed vetadryl for my very itchy12lb, 11 yr old dog. It was very expensive compared to your website and I would like to order from you but the bottle does not note whether it is "10" or "30" can you help? Do I need a script to order from you?
A:This does not require a prescription. We carry both the 10 and 30mg bottles as well which both are 250 count bottles.
Q:Is Vetadryl safe for a 14 yr. old cat with kidney problems?
A:The active ingredient in Vetadryl is diphenhydramine, which is considered safe in older cats with kidney problems. Vetadryl tablets are chewable and chicken liver flavored to make them more palatable for your pet. The tablets are also scored for flexible dosing. Please contact your veterinarian for specific dosing for your individual pet.
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Comments about PRN Vetadryl:
My poor dog has allergies which are worse certain times of the year. The vet had given me 30 pills to try and I was lucky enough to see the container from which she took them. After seeing how well they worked I checked the internet and came up with Vetrxdirect. They are only a small fraction of the cost the vet charged. I have been ordering them ever since and am more than satisfied.