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10 lb..shi sui benadryl to cause drowsiness during a thunderstorm?

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Would it be appropriate to...
Would it be appropriate to give a 10 lb. shi sui Benadryl to cause drowsiness during a thunderstorm?
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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6/10/2010
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Christian K., Dog Veterinarian replied 8 years ago
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Hello,

This is Dr. Christian. Welcome to JustAnswer. A few questions will help me get a clearer picture of the situation:

  • Does she take any other medications beside the tranquilizer?
  • Does she have any medical conditions?
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
She receives 1/2 tablet of DASUQUIN and Metacam, oral suspension and has a sweet potatoe/fish diet.
She doesn't see or hear well and she limps. She is not too active anymore.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Christian K., Dog Veterinarian replied 8 years ago
Try giving 1/2 of a 25mg benadryl. It can be given every 8-12 hours. Hopefully that will calm her down somewhat. If you have more questions please let me know.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
I'm using liquid Benadryl.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Christian K., Dog Veterinarian replied 8 years ago
You can give one teaspoon. It should say 12.5mg per 5ml on the label.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Are you saying 1 teaspoon = 5 ml? I have a sryinge with a 5 ml capacity.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Christian K., Dog Veterinarian replied 8 years ago
Yes. 1 teaspoon equals 5ml. The syringe would be even easier than trying to give a teaspoon so give 5ml every 8 to 12 hours as needed.
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Customer reply replied 8 years ago
Thanks. Are you answers printable? I would like to hand the boarders something that will indeed show them that this medication and the amount you've recommended is appropriate for my 10 lb.dog.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Christian K., Dog Veterinarian replied 8 years ago
To be honest I'm not sure. I'm sure you could print the screen or just cut and paste the answer to another word processing document to print.
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Christian K., Dog Veterinarian replied 8 years ago
Do you have any more questions I can answer for you?
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