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Old 06-25-2005, 10:20 AM   #1
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Default Carsickness medicine......

A few days ago in another thread I said my vet was making some medicine for Jo to keep him from getting car sick and I encouraged others to check with their vets also. Well...after picking up my $65.00 (yes, that's sixty-five dollars) little 30 day supply bottle of chicken flavored liquid Diphenhydramine for Jo today I also had to go to the pharmacy so I decided to ask them about the medicine. It seems they can do the same thing with a regular bottle of children's Benadryl right off the shelf, they just use different flavors to mask the cherry taste...they have bacon, chicken, beef and chicken pot pie flavors. Now for the most aggrevating part (and please don't get me wrong, Jo is priceless to me but I don't like being taken advantage of) the pharmacy only charges the shelf price of the children's Benadryl and $3.00 to add the flavoring...he was shocked when I told him what the vet charged. So, if anyone else is planning to check into the flavored Benadryl please ask your vet about the proper dosage and ask if you can go straight through the pharmacy. Gee...wonder where I'll get the next bottle if Jo needs one?!? I sure hope this stuff works or I'm really gonna be honked!
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My boy Garett gets car sick, the vet gave me meds (chicken flavored for him) that cost me $8 for 30 pills, and this is in expensive OC California. Sorry, but you got taken for a ride. I would take this up with my vet, if he thinks you are gullible, he might try this again.
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Old 06-25-2005, 12:22 PM   #3
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We didn't want pills so the liquid was our choice. We've used this vet for over 5 years and we've been happy with their services, they don't in any way think I'm gullible, but this one was a big surprise. It's been bugging me since I got home, they're already closed for the day but I'm going to call Monday morning to have them double check to be sure they didn't make a mistake somewhere.
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Vets often haveto pay more wholesale for human meds. I paid $63.00 for 2 Sulfa tabs formulated in tuna stuff in a local pharmacy..
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Old 06-25-2005, 12:41 PM   #5
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Are those safe for dogs? Do you give them a whole one. I am just curious. My jewels can't ride in a car 5 minutes without getting sick.
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Old 06-25-2005, 12:52 PM   #6
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Ooh, I didn't' even know such things exist. Sully takes children's benedryl sometimes for his allergies.

He only gets carsick on looong trips, like when we drive 6hrs to visit my parents in Charleston, SC. The last time we visited...we didn't know he even ever got carsick...and he greeted my mom and dad by barfing all over their new white carpet. Mmmm, yeah, great Sully, thanks.

But it's all good. They're not dog people, but they love it when their granddog Sully comes for a visit! In fact, my mom told me last time that she missed him a lot when we left!
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Not to change the subject, but vets sometimes to put the screws to us. A few years ago, we lost our first furkid. He was 14.. Our vet said he could be creamated. I had never heard of that for a pet, so we agreed. We picked up the ashes three days later at the price of $280. Yep, you read that correct. I looked at the paperwork and saw where the service was conducted. This past March, we had another furkid past away from renal failure. Our vet ask us if we wanted to have him cremated also. I told him that we were going to hand deliver Moken to the crematory. It was only 10 miles away. I ask the crematory director what different options they had. He said: 1. Pick up at vet and deliver back $80, 2. Pick up at your home and deliver back $90 or 3. Owner brings pet into crematory and picks up $60.
We were already there, so it cost $60. So, we were taken to the cleaners by our vet. Needless to say, we do not use this vet for Maggie. It's a shame too, because we had been using this vet for over 20 years. I still can't get over the fact that he made $200 off of our sorrow and didn't have to lift a finger.
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How much benedryl do you give your dogs? Macie gets sooooo nervous when she rides in a car. She loves to go places, but the car ride getting there is a real hassle- no vomiting (thank goodness) but she climbs all over me, panting and trembling, freaking out the entire time. I've tried "conditioning" her- short daily rides every day for weeks, loooong rides (thinking she would evidentially adjust- NOPE! ( she did this for 6 solid hours one time) Nothing seems to calm her down. I have started giving her a little Chamomile tea about an hour before the trip. This seems to help some- it takes her anxiety level down a notch or two, I just wish she would take a nap and relax while we travel like the other pups do... do you think the benedryl might help settle her down somewhat?
Does anyone have any other suggestions? I would appreciate any ideas you can offer!
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How much benedryl do you give your dogs? Macie gets sooooo nervous when she rides in a car. She loves to go places, but the car ride getting there is a real hassle- no vomiting (thank goodness) but she climbs all over me, panting and trembling, freaking out the entire time. I've tried "conditioning" her- short daily rides every day for weeks, loooong rides (thinking she would evidentially adjust- NOPE! ( she did this for 6 solid hours one time) Nothing seems to calm her down. I have started giving her a little Chamomile tea about an hour before the trip. This seems to help some- it takes her anxiety level down a notch or two, I just wish she would take a nap and relax while we travel like the other pups do... do you think the benedryl might help settle her down somewhat?
Does anyone have any other suggestions? I would appreciate any ideas you can offer!
I was told the Benadryl will take 'the edge' off so it may help Macie relax a little. Talk it over with your vet because the dosage is figured according to their weight.
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I'm no expert but I once read that benadryl just gets them drowsy so they'd be more chilled out for the ride. I read on a site that it was not good for them since some people would use it to knock the puppy out so it wouldn't be effected by shipping them on a plane. I will try to find the site again. i don't know for sure but this is what I read. I hope no one gets offended by this post but I'm just passing along what I heard. Please let me know how the benadryl works for your puppies if you've tried it.
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Given the proper dosage for their weight the Benadryl works fine with no side affects or problems...at least for Jo. It was recommended by both of my vets and it's used all the time. Maybe the people using it for shipping were giving more than the required dosage so the puppy would sleep during the trip? If that was the case then no, it wouldn't be good for them.
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Given the proper dosage for their weight the Benadryl works fine with no side affects or problems...at least for Jo. It was recommended by both of my vets and it's used all the time. Maybe the people using it for shipping were giving more than the required dosage so the puppy would sleep during the trip? If that was the case then no, it wouldn't be good for them.
Oh I see, you know how your when you first hear about something and your first reaction usually sticks to you. Well I guess this was the case. It's great if Benadryl works but I saw it being portrayed in a negative way when I first heard of it for doggies. I would consider trying it too since my pup tends to get carsick. I will ask my vet what the proper dosage is. = )
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A bit of advice, please be careful with the benadryl. Awhile ago I had an issue with my Coby and Nina. They where suffering with allergies.Licking there legs, biting them and scratching was carzy. One of the first suggestions my Vet gave was Benadryl. I gave it to both of them according to there weight. It was to be given three times a day.. Well all it took was one dose for me not to give it to them ever again. Nina got the shakes something like a seizure that really scared me. Coby just kept on dosing off. I really didn't like the effect it had on them. I immediately called the vet. He told me just to discontinue it that apparently if gave Nina a side effect rapid heart beat. Passionfruit I read your thread that Sully has allergies. After that scare with Nina I kept on researching and I came across this web site that sell natural medicines for dogs. I'ts been 4 weeks so far and Nina & Coby are finally relaxing with no itching, biting or licking. please look into this is has done wonders for my dogs.
http://www.carefreepet.com/index.html
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