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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-12-2006, 12:44 AM Thread Starter
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Benadryl?

Is it okay to give Benadryl to a chinchilla? Allergy season seems to have come early. You can actually smell the pollen in the air. The people in the house are "sick", the dogs are "sick", and the chinchilla has just today started sounding sneezing and sounding conjested. We are going to take her to the vet Monday to find out for sure if it's a cold or allergies, but is there anything over the counter that might help her for today?

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I would not be comfortable giving it. The dose would have to be very small and the effects benedryl can have on the heart would not be worth the risk to me.

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Yea like Jade said. You wouldn't know the correct dose.

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Im not sure that would be such a great idea, without contacting a vet.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 03-12-2006, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the responses. We'll just wait until we get to the vet and see what they say.

I had tried doing a websearch for whether or not benadryl was okay for chinchillas, and the closest I could find was someone who said that their vet told them to give .4ml of benadryl to their hedgehog. But just because .4ml is okay for a hedgie doesn't mean it's okay for a chin.

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Tucker, golden colored lab mix, rescue - est dob fall 2004
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