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I give Benedryl to my mutt for thunder fear, but never to my grey. Today the fire works seem to be bothering him, but I remember reading Greys are sensitive to medications and to be very careful with what is given to him.

Do they tolerate benedryl okay? I'd like to give him some before the big fireworks get started.

He's about 75- 80 lbs

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I give Benedryl to my mutt for thunder fear, but never to my grey. Today the fire works seem to be bothering him, but I remember reading Greys are sensitive to medications and to be very careful with what is given to him.

Do they tolerate benedryl okay? I'd like to give him some before the big fireworks get started.

He's about 75- 80 lbs

 

Yes, Benadryl is safe for greys. Just last week my vet said Gracie (about 60#) could take 2 pills 3x a day. Make sure you have regular benadryl, not time release, or benadryl-D - just pain benadryl. Some pups get sleepy from it, some don't. Hope it helps your guy!

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I give Benedryl to my mutt for thunder fear, but never to my grey. Today the fire works seem to be bothering him, but I remember reading Greys are sensitive to medications and to be very careful with what is given to him.

Do they tolerate benedryl okay? I'd like to give him some before the big fireworks get started.

He's about 75- 80 lbs

 

Straight Benadryl is fine. But avoid the Benadryl+Tylenol or any other combination with the Benadryl. See here for dosing info and other cautions: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/How_much_Benadry..._you_give_a_dog

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Here's some other tips from an earlier posting fireworks fear

 

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With Benadryl, it's 1mg per 1lb body weight, but not given all at once. Space it out.

Wayne's on Benadryl every summer for his allergies.

I can't see it helping with fireworks, but I guess anything is possible.

Good luck! I hate this holiday for the animals

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My vets have said for mine, ranging from 65-85 pounds, (2) 50 mg tablets are fine, about every six hours, but, yes, it might be good to start low, with 25 mg, and see how that works, and you can always add the other 25 mg later on.

 

I am using (1) Valium, 5 mg. for Cari, 64, and Staggerlee 80.5. They are the ONLY ones who really care about the noise. Also using t-shirts on them, keep our window AC fans on high, TV and Radios turned up, etc. ... will all, hopefully keep them calm and drown out the "boomers!

Good Luck!

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What are some of the risks of Benedryl? My 13 year old is freaking out but I'm afraid to give it to him.

Generally, no real risks. Children take Benedryl. If you DO give it, bare in mind, it will take 30-45 minutes to work, and I'd start with one 25 mg. at that age. Also try putting a t-shirt on him, and turning up your TV/Radio to drown out the boomers. Good Luck!

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