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Is there somthing I can give my dog to knock him out so i can

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Is there somthing I can give my dog to knock him out so i can pull porcupine quills out of his nose
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 4 years ago.

CriticalCareVet :

Welcome to JustAnswer! I am a licensed veterinarian and would be glad to help!

CriticalCareVet :

When were they embedded?

CriticalCareVet :

How is he acting now?

Customer:

this morning

CriticalCareVet :

For a sedative property. options veterinarian often consider would include:

1) Acepromazine (LINK)

2) Valium (LINK)

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Customer:

he of course wont let me near his nose he has gotten a few before and i have pulled them and he has pulled a couple himself but this time there is quite a few probably 20

CriticalCareVet :

Yes - your veterinarian can use stronger sedation if needed.

Customer:

I have trazodone and diphenhydramine hydrochloride both are 50 mg he weighs about 80 pounds

CriticalCareVet :

Diphenhydramine is only Benadryl and unlikely to help.

CriticalCareVet :

You can ask your vet about Trazodone - but not a commonly used drug in dogs.

Customer:

anything you can suggest I can get from the drug store?

CriticalCareVet :

No - as that would be dangerous if someone could purchase something OTC - imagine the abuse potential!

Customer:

yes I understand that trazodone is a perscribed sleeping pill thats why I thought it might work valium

CriticalCareVet :

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