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Happy 4th of July Kritters, what do you do with a dog that's scared of fireworks?
07-03-2017, 01:26 PM #1
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We have a 3 year old Parsons Russell terrier and an 8 year old poodle mix and they both lose their minds during thunderstorms, cars backfiring, gunshots, bangs and jets. Tomorrow is the 4th of July and we have neighbors who spend 100's every year to make the countryside sound like a war zone. Does anyone else have this kind of problem with their pets?
In years past we took the dogs over to my mothers house, but she's on vacation in S Carolina, so we have to stick close to home. Should I go to the vet after work and get them dogie downers or is there something we can give them that wont kill them without a hefty vet bill? I already Googled this and both melatonin and Benadryl seem safe, but I'd love it if someone else has done this. We're leery of giving them anything. It would be nice if there was something natural, but getting them to drink chamomile tea would be like pulling their teeth out, and I'm not wasting good vodka.
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07-03-2017, 01:56 PM #2
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Benadryl won't hurt them, we've got a dachshund with the same problems. The standard dosage for oral Benadryl is 1 mg per pound of body weight, given 2-3 times a day. Drug store diphenhydramine tablets are 25 mg so you will have to cut it accordingly with a sharp knife.
I've never thought about melatonin http://www.akc.org/content/health/articl...nd-dosage/
It should be okay, it doesn't seem toxic.
07-03-2017, 03:09 PM #3
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You can give them either, we normally find 1mg of melatonin is enough but have given him 2mg.
Benadryl is the big guns.
Mason weighs 22lbs(10kg), here it comes in 8mg capsules, so 2 most of the time to 3 tops.
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07-03-2017, 05:01 PM #4
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Ya Take em sky diving on the 3rd

on the 4th , they ain't skeered of nuttin

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07-03-2017, 05:32 PM #5
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Right you are Rog, and be prepared for a dog turd or two on the way down.
Probably best to let them have their own chute on a remote release. coffeetime.gif

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07-03-2017, 05:39 PM #6
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07-03-2017, 07:04 PM #7
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07-03-2017, 07:57 PM #8
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07-03-2017, 08:47 PM #9
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(07-03-2017, 05:39 PM)Accidental Stoner Wrote:  İmage

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07-04-2017, 10:07 AM #10
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07-04-2017, 10:42 AM #11
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Happy 4th to all of you.

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07-04-2017, 12:08 PM #12
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07-04-2017, 01:43 PM #13
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07-04-2017, 02:10 PM #14
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İmage

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07-04-2017, 02:32 PM #15
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(07-04-2017, 02:10 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  İmage

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