Saturday, August 30, 2014

Doggie Benadryl

Most of my adult life was spent without substances like Benadryl or Advil in my medicine cabinet. It wasn't until I was married with kids that I understood the benefits of these common medicines. All those years of needless aches, pains and sneezes. These days I will hardly leave the house without items like band-aids or Benadryl.

The last few days most of my dogs have suffered from a doggie cold. All these little sneezing Chihuahuas. It's not a pretty sight. It started with "Typhoid Zoey" but quickly spread to the others. At least papa Lenny didn't catch it. Today he passed out cold on the kitchen floor and had to be revived. He probably won't be around much longer. I wish there was a magic pill I could give him.

But at least there's some Benadryl for the puppies. I cut the pills in half with a pill splitter and give each doggie half a pill. They are tiny dogs but seem to tolerate half a pill well. They also get it sometimes for thunderstorms and long car rides. This time it seems to be helping with some of their cold symptoms. They sneeze less and seem to sleep better with it. Benadryl is pretty amazing stuff.

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