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Q: nail clipping

November 16, 2009 | By Toto2096 | 7 answers | Expired: 1700 days ago

my dog refuses to let me clip her nails she pulls away and starts to hide. What can I give her to calm her down? ie:benedryl or some other meds?

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Tricia L.
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Nov 16, 2009

UMMM... IM GOING TO SAY NO!
Dont ever give your dog meds without talking to your vet first.

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Katie M.
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Nov 16, 2009

I would talk to your vet and see if you can get a calming pill or something for her. That's what I have to do for my dog. I'm not sure if any of the sprays, liquids, or pills at the pet store work but you could always talk to one of the store employees or ask your vet for advice. Just make sure you give the right dosage. Good luck!

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Jillian
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Nov 16, 2009

one of my dogs was the same way, so i tried a different approach. i waited until she was laying down, already calm, and i sat next to her and just pet her for a few minutes. i had my boyfriend sit by her face, pet her, and keep a hand gently at her jaw line. i covered her eyes w/a blanket and anytime she attempted to get up, my boyfriend would apply just a little pressure beneath her jaw under her ear. i'd stop clipping and continue petting her and talking softly to her, then carry on once she relaxed again. i only had to do this twice b/c now she lets me trim her nails whenever i want.

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