Sedating cats with nitrous oxide
Mary Ellen Variants on this question have been among the most frequent of my career.
It’s no surprise that so many dog owners worry about complications from anesthetic procedures.
The utility of diphenhydramine as an antiparkinson agent is the result of its blocking properties on the muscarinic acetylcholine receptors in the brain.
Diphenhydramine also acts as an intracellular sodium channel blocker, which is responsible for its actions as a local anesthetic.
Other side effects include motor impairment (ataxia), flushed skin, blurred vision at nearpoint owing to lack of accommodation (cycloplegia), abnormal sensitivity to bright light (photophobia), sedation, difficulty concentrating, short-term memory loss, visual disturbances, irregular breathing, dizziness, irritability, itchy skin, confusion, increased body temperature (in general, in the hands and/or feet), temporary erectile dysfunction, and excitability, and although it can be used to treat nausea, higher doses may cause vomiting.
Because of its sedative properties, diphenhydramine is widely used in nonprescription sleep aids for insomnia.I had all my upper teeth pulled with liquid Valium and it knocked me right out and I didn’t feel a thing or remember anything.I hate the idea of putting my small Yorkies under just to do a dental scaling.Diphenhydramine is marketed under the trade name Benadryl by Mc Neil Consumer Healthcare in the U. Trade names in other countries include Dimedrol, Daedalon, and Nytol. Eric, Why can’t vets use liquid Valium to do dental work for dogs instead of anesthesia?