>>> “Ive heard more than one vet recommendation for a small dose of Benadryl to animals of various sorts with respiratory symptoms. Not sure about being used as a tranquilizer...”
Allergy meds like Benadryl usually warn about drowsiness, so that makes sense.
From her first rabies vac, my one dog had a bad reaction. So for the renewal of rabies and one of the other vacs, the vet has me dose the dog 50mg at thirty minutes before the shot, and then I think it’s every 4-6 hours after for the day.
Yeah, I know it reacts that way with many people, so not a huge surprise if it does in animals as well...it’s the same stuff as one type of OTC sleeping pills, even. OTOH, it’s fairly well known some folks react paradoxically...and I wasn’t sure if that was the case with animals as well!