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In addition, many formulations are combined with other medications such as Tylenol so make sure Benadryl tablets contain only diphenhydramine.

Oral Benadryl is considered a mild to moderately effective antihistamine.

Due to his age (13) I prefer to not put him under anesthesia unless my vet deems it medically necessary. Since writing about anesthesia-free teeth cleaning, I’ve been berated and stalked (yes, stalked…. I am pretty sure I’ve heard every argument in the book about Professional Outpatient Preventive Dentistry (POPD) – the technical term for anesthesia-free canine dental cleaning.

Common Valium side effects include respiratory problems, loss of appetite, vomiting and diarrhea.

Contact a vet if your dog develops any of these and stop the medication.

There are veterinary uses for Diazepam, but it’s often the case that dogs must be carefully weaned off of Valium to prevent aggressive behavior and withdrawals. Diazepam is the most commonly used anti-epileptic for treating dogs with status epilepticus.

So this potent med can, in fact, be a life saver for some canines.

By Jessica Vogelsang, DVM Benadryl, also known by its generic name diphenhydramine, is one of the few over-the-counter drugs that veterinarians routinely have owners administer at home.

While it is generally well tolerated and has a wide safety margin, there are a few things owners should keep in mind before dosing it at home: Benadryl is an antihistamine, blocking the H-1 receptors on smooth muscle and blood vessels.I previously wrote an article about the anesthesia-free teeth cleaning that Chester gets. Because I don’t brush their teeth, I do this instead.My vet says that his teeth look great for his age and there are no signs that he should have a full dental cleaning under anesthesia. I’ve had a lot of people try to “convince” me that brushing the gold standard and THE best thing to do for preventative care. I also get anesthesia-free teeth cleaning for them to help keep the bacteria and tartar at bay.Other dental-health warning signs include bleeding gums, yellow or brown teeth, pawing at the mouth, and loose or missing teeth.To thoroughly examine your pet's teeth and gums, properly get rid of nasty plaque and tartar, and really clean your pet's pearly whites, he'll need to be anesthetized.Here are five steps to help your pet's teeth and gums remain healthy: If a musky scent is coming from Fluffy's mouth, don't ignore it.