Posted : 7/4/2007 9:59:08 PM
How much does she weigh? The dose of Benedryl (diphenhydramine) is 1-2 mg per pound of body weight. If she weighs maybe what -- 12 pounds? Then a full teaspoon of children's Benedryl liquid would be the right dose and you could give her a full Adult benedryl capsule or two teaspoons of the liquid.
But I wouldn't guarantee she'd sleep and not wake up -- and you have to give it about 45 minutes to an hour before you board.
So you literally want her comatose?? I surely wouldn't lie -- but I would have a serious sit down with your vet and tell them what you *need*. Don't manipulate -- just ask for what you need.
However -- don't wait until the trip to try it.
I wouldn't use sedatives -- I would use either valerian root tincture and maybe a Hylands "Calms Forte" -- but I would try it at home first. See how it affects her.