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Old 06-28-2007, 02:14 PM
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I've been giving Charlie Benadryl for his allergies and it seems to hype him up. I thought it would make him sleepy, like it does me??????????
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Old 06-28-2007, 03:25 PM
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it could, i guess. nyquil hypes me up.

it seems to have no affect on Milo's energy level, and it made my eskie very sleepy... i think it depends on the individual dog.
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Old 06-28-2007, 03:28 PM
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Major side effect of benadryl, or diphenhydramine, is sleepiness, but everyone is different. My twelve year old gets positively manic.
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Old 06-28-2007, 03:30 PM
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It used to make my son hyper when he was just a toddler, so I can see it being the same with some dogs.

Even tranquilizers seems to have an opposite affect on my dog Tilly. I gave her some prescribed tranquilizers last year during the fireworks event. (the fire works are just down our street) Instead of going to sleep or even being somewhat drowsy she was jumping around and freaked out by the fireworks.
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Old 06-28-2007, 03:42 PM
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Beats me. Every time I took that stuff it put me in a coma.
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Old 06-28-2007, 03:45 PM
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Beats me. Every time I took that stuff it put me in a coma.
Me too. I figured (and hoped) it would do the same to Charlie. No such luck. Now I don't know what to give him for his allergies. Vet gave him Hydroxizine but it did NOTHING for him.
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Is he taking anything else with the benedryl by any chance???
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Old 06-28-2007, 03:47 PM
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Yes, the adult form of Benadryl can make kids and dogs hyper. Not sure why that is, but I can't give it to any of my dogs without them bouncing of the walls.
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He was on an antibiotic -Cephelexin - with the Benadryl for a few days but he's off of that now and has been for several days and he's still hyper as can be.
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Milo's Nyquil has a pseudophrenilin (sp) in it doesn't it? Benedryl is straight antihistimine.
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