Is it safe to give my dog chlorpheniramine? Chlorpheniramine is not FDA approved for use in veterinary medicine; however, it is a commonly accepted practice to use this medication in dogs and cats. The usual dose for dogs is 2-8mg every 8-12 hours. For cats the usual dose is 1-2mg every 8-12 hours. Do not open or crush the long-acting capsules.
Does chlorpheniramine make dogs sleepy? Chlorpheniramine maleate causes drowsiness in animals just as it does in people and can be used as a mild tranquilizer.
How much chlorpheniramine can I give my dog? Chlorpheniramine is a pill that is meant to be fed directly to you cat and dog as prescribed by your veterinarian. The usual dose for dogs is 2-8 mg every 8-12 hours. For cats the usual dose is 1-2mg every 8-12 hours. It can be given with food.
How long does it take for chlorpheniramine to work in dogs? When giving this medication, allow access to water at all times. If purchased over the counter, read the label carefully before giving this medication to ensure the product contains ONLY chlorpheniramine. This medication will take effect quickly, in about 1 to 2 hours, and improvement in clinical signs should follow.