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I have a 4 year old black Lab, Rottweiler, German shepherd

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I have a 4 year old black Lab, Rottweiler, German shepherd mix. He is an amazing dog except when it comes to trimming his nails. We rescued him from a shelter about 3 years ago and he never tolerated his nails being trimmed. At 94 lbs he is a big guy so it's difficult to properly restrain him and the growling biting and stress he and us are going through make the task impossible. I've heard we can use Benedryl to calm him but I would like to hear from a vet first.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Alleyne replied 1 year ago.

Hello my name is***** and I am a licensed veterinarian with over 9 years of experience. I am hoping to help you with your pet Jay Jay today. Since I can’t physically exam your pet, I may need to respond with several follow up questions so I can best help you. Remember there is no limit on how many questions you can ask to in order to clarify any information I have provided regarding your pet. I just have a few initial questions to ask to gather some more information if you don’t mind? How often does he have to have his nails trimmed? Has he ever taken Benadryl before?