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I have used the Benadryl and Rescue Remedy on my dogs, and the diazapam, Bonine, well, all of them I guess on myself! lol
The first time I tried the Benadryl was when we were on a long trip in the motorhome with Cooper and he got extremely anxious, I called my vet and that's what he suggested. He weighs 13 lbs and the first time I gave him a whole adult pill, which was 25 mg, and it knocked him out so that he dozed on my lap as we drove. It didn't last a very long time, maybe 3 hours total, at the very very most, and it acted quickly when I gave it to him. After that I gave him a childs chewable, which was much harder to get down him and half as much, 12.5mg I believe. It didn't slow him down much at all. I had no bad side effects from it and like I said, no lingering symptoms.
I had no luck at all with the Rescue Remedy.
When I used Bonine, it never made me sleepy, just kept me from getting sea sick, so that might work great if you have a motion sickness problem, but I don't really know about calming her down.
Last time I was at the vet I got a pill for Cooper for our next long trip. The vet said it would make his sleepy for about 10 hours and take about an hour to take effect. I haven't tried it yet but the name is Acepromazine. It's 10mg and he said to use 1/2 to 1 tablet.
Have a wonderful trip! Hope this helps.
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