Join Date: Oct 2008
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Fireworks, Meds, and Hav Vital Sign Norms?
Last night was awful for Tucker! I gave him his vet prescribed 0.5 mg Lorazepam (Ativan) yesterday early evening, which kept him from shaking much with just an occasional firecracker-- until the fireworks started more heavily at dusk. Then he shook SO hard, panting, and his little heart was beating faster than I could count! I was terrified he was going to have a heart attack! Finally, at 10:30pm I gave him his vet approved dose of 12.5 mg benadryl. After 45 minutes he curled up, quit shaking so hard, and his heart rate slowed. Then, his breathing slowed to only about 11-12 breathes a minute, which is very slow for him.
Question: is it safe to give both Ativan AND Benadryl? Would just Benadryl be better?
What is a Havanese' normal vital sign range?
Any other tips? I already had him with me in the quietest part of the house with TV and fan on...
Thanks in advance.
Sheri, Tucker's Mom