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I have a Chihuahua that is 8 pounds and really nasty for cutting his nails. We have been asked not to come back by several places. Is there a sleeping pill I can give him to knock him out so I can clip his nails? He was a rescue dog which we got in April is about 3-4 yrs old. All other negative behaviors that he had are gone and he is a great little guy whom we love dearly and is sweet in all other areas. He seems to be able to get out of any muzzle we put on him.
I have tried Benadryl but that didn't seem calm him down enough to do his nails. I have even given him some melatonin, it calms him down until we touch his nails. We have even been just petting and touching his nails and feet. but as soon as you touch them with a clipper he freaks out and bites.