sick ratterrier

Discussion in 'Ask the Vet' started by ArkyHunter, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. ArkyHunter

    ArkyHunter Well-Known Member

    My dog as one heck of a head cold or something he sounds like hes snorring when he's breathing though his nose.This thier something I can give him. Never see a dog with a head cold before.:confused:

    Thanks
    Arkyhunter
     
  2. Eagle Dad 44

    Eagle Dad 44 Well-Known Member

    It happens more than you think with dogs. How much does your dog weigh?
    You can typically use Benadryl to help dry up some forms of a head cold. But you need to dose it properly. This would be about the only safe thing at home that you might have for him. Let me know what your dog weighs and I will get you a dosage for him

    Chris
     

  3. ArkyHunter

    ArkyHunter Well-Known Member

    His wait is 18lbs .And thank you for the quit reply .

    Arkyhunter
     
  4. Eagle Dad 44

    Eagle Dad 44 Well-Known Member

    I would give him a childs dose of Benadryl. This is typically found in the liquid form and is 12.5mgs of Benadryl. This dose can be given every 12 hours as needed. If he does not feel better usually after 24 hours of Benadryl, it is best to take him to your veterinarian for more help.
    Hope this helps ya

    Chris
     
  5. ArkyHunter

    ArkyHunter Well-Known Member

    Thank u my dog is feeling alot better now.

    Arkyhunter
     
  6. Eagle Dad 44

    Eagle Dad 44 Well-Known Member

    You are welcome, glad I could help

    Chris