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Severe congestion in ShiTzus
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Severe congestion in ShiTzus


Our 12 yr.old female ShiTzu, 16 lbs. has a congestive heart condition, and a restricted esophagus.  She currently takes 1 Enalapril Maleate, 5 mg., Temaril-P 1/2  tab., 2X daily, and Previcox, 1/2 57mg. pill 2X day for arthritis.  Would adding an anti-histamine like chlortrimeton or benedryl help ease her cough and congestion?
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There is no contraindication to your using one of those antihistamines for your dog, but it may not help.  The dose for benadryl would be 12.5mg,  2 to3 times per day.  The dose for Chlortrimetron 1 mg. twice daily.
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