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Experience:  Expert in canine health and behavior. 20 years of experience with dogs
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can i give my dog xanax to relax him...i need to cut his ...

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can i give my dog xanax to relax him...i need to cut his nails because the groomer will no longer do it...i just need him to be so relaxed that he doesnt mind me doing it...i even bought the new pet-e-cure filing system so i wouldnt hurt him, and he still refuses to let me do it...i know if i could get him very relaxed i could do it...he is a XXXXX XXXXX and he weighs 20lbs..and can dogs be given oxycodone for pain
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Terri Riba replied 8 years ago.

Dear friend,

No, you cannot give your boy either of those drugs.

He can have benedryl at up to two mg per lb of his weight:

Benadryl
http://www.petplace.com/drug-library/diphenhydramine-benadryl/page1.aspx
Bonine
http://www.petplace.com/drug-library/meclizine-bonine-antivert/page1.aspx Dramamine
http://www.petplace.com/drug-library/dimenhydrinate-dramamine/page1.aspx

Melatonin:

http://www.canine-epilepsy-guardian-angels.com/Melatonin_info.htm

Or rescue remedy sold in pet stores.

If he is still antsy his vet can script a more relaxing sedative.

I hope all will be well.

Best regards,

Terri

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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
thx so much terri riba, i hope it works, just so i get this right ...he is 20lbs, so i can give him up to 40 mg of the benedryl correct
Expert:  Terri Riba replied 8 years ago.

Yes he can have 40 mg of benedryl.Thanks for your accept! sending as an IR so U R not charged again.

Good luck with him,

Terri

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
thx so much:)
Expert:  Terri Riba replied 8 years ago.

You are very welcome. It is my pleasure to help someone as lovely as you and your sweet baby.

I will always be here for both of you.

Sincerely,

Terri