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what to use to sedate a dog to clip her nails

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She is too feisty and won''t sit still to clip nails and need something to calm her down for this procedure


You can try some benadryl as this makes them a bit calmer or you can try some over the counter melatonin as this helps to calm them down. Generally nail cutting is a fight with most dogs and if you can afford the ten dollars to have a vet tech do it at the office it is well worth it.

Benadryl and dosing:


nail clipping

using a dremmel

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