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Old 02-07-2013, 05:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, I am new here, and hope someone can help me with my problem of taking my German Shepherd to get her nails clipped, she just goes absoulutely crazy, when I take her to get her nails done, one Vet told me to cgive her some benedryl next time to calm her down before we come in next time, well...... it did'nt work, her nails are terribly long, but I can't put her through the bad experiences aqain, and I don't want her to put meds in her that don't work, and I don't want her to get hurt, or the employee to get hurt, I have even tried melatonin, but the benadryl and the melatonin, seemed like they sped her up......

does anyone have any suggestions???

I have to get her nails clipped

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Old 02-07-2013, 06:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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They might just have to put her under sedation to get them done, it will cost you but it wont harm her, nor anyone else in the process and keep her stress to a minimum
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Old 02-07-2013, 06:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Benedryl doesn't usually have the same sleepiness in dogs as humans. My dog was taking nine of them and was running flyball, lol. ONE knocks me out for 24 hours. Melatonin is the same way. Sometimes it works to help calm a nervous, high strung dog but these are not really sedatives. I would ask for her to be sedated. That is guaranteed to work and you don't have to keep playing around with medications (all of which come with their own risks and side effects).
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Old 02-07-2013, 07:28 PM   #4 (permalink)
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they have oral sedatives they can give you. phenobarb comes to mind. some of the vet techs may have a better answer.
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
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don't take her to the Vet to get her nails done.
being in the Vet office and getting her nails done
could be double trouble. take her to a groomer but
tell the groomer how she reacts.

i had a Grey Hound that wouldn't let us near her
nails. i take her to the groomer and she would sit
there without a leash on and let the groomer do
whatever she wanted to her feet.
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Old 02-07-2013, 10:09 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I agree - pay to have them sedate her to knock them down then start working on playing with her paws building up to it and then work on getting her to let you handle those feet.

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