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can i give my dog something to make him drowsy or sleep while

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can i give my dog something to make him drowsy or sleep while I cut nails, he weighs 150 lbs and is hard to handle.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 7 years ago.
Hello there,

Oral Benadryl can be used in dogs at 1 mg per pound body weight. It has a mild sedative effect in most dogs. If it does not help enough, you need to get acepromazine tablets from your vet.