Authored by Quin Ross

Dosage and Uses of Benadryl for ESA Dogs

Do you like furry animals but you live in a restricted area that does not allow pets? Do you feel low these days and would love to have an animal friend with you? Do fuzzy animals make your gloomy days better? Do you want to travel and live with your best friend? If your answer to any of these questions is yes, all of your worries have a single solution. Keep reading!

Emotional support animals (ESAs) are not considered as pets according to the United States law. An ESA is the kind of animal that is used to provide emotional support and comfort to individuals suffering from psychological distress or disability or another mental condition. To get the help of an ESA, an esa letter is required which can be provided by a psychologist, psychiatrist, nurse psychiatrist, LMHP, or licensed counselor. This letter is an official document with the approval of a licensed mental health professional.


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Benadryl for Allergies

Just like humans, ESAs such as dogs get sick too. They might have allergies to different things in the environment, and it is really difficult to watch them suffer. But worry not, Benadryl for dogs is a solution to these kinds of health issues. Benadryl is an antihistamine, which means that it deals with allergy per se its symptoms, for example, allergic reactions, itching, insect bites, and other related problems.

Are you short on money and worried about managing the healthcare dues of your ESA dog? If yes, Benadryl has got your back. It is not expensive at all and is available at cheap rates at drug stores. You can also order the tablets online. One tablet costs almost 2 cents. You do not need loads of money to take care of your ESA dog.

Is Benadryl Safe For Your ESA Dog?

Wait, you might be thinking on these lines too. It is understandable to be concerned about your ESA dog’s safety. Yes, it is as safe for your dog as it is for humans. It is composed of diphenhydramine which is deemed as safe for your dog to ingest, while other drugs that are used to treat allergies might not be a safe choice. It is a good practice, however, to observe your dog after giving the first dosage.

Dosage of Benadryl

How much Benadryl should be given to your ESA dog? Well, that depends on the size of your dog. It is better to consult a good local veterinarian for a prescribed dosage. But you can follow the following guidelines as well:

Size Of Your Dog




30lbs to almost 50lbs

25 mg




Uses of Benadryl

  • As already described, it is used for the treatment of allergies and insect bites.
  • It is used to treat the common cold in dogs.
  • It can also treat symptoms of anxiety in ESA dogs as the active ingredients of Benadryl help calm the nerves of the animal.
  • Tumors can also be treated with Benadryl.

Side Effects of Benadryl

  • Vomiting
  • Dry mouth
  • Sedation
  • Diarrhea
  • Heart rate might increase
  • The respiratory rate might increase

Benadryl might make your ESA dog uncomfortable. That does sound like a bummer. You can prepare homemade dog treats for your dog. These threats can include biscuits and cooked sweet potatoes so that the dog feels better.  

Remember that you do not need any sort of certification for ESA, as the law does not require it. Do not fall into the trap of online scams that offer ESA registrations or certifications. Just get a esa letter for housing from a mental health professional which can also be obtained online and you can have your ESA dog.

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