You should hold his leg around his neck, so he just can’t move.He should know that it is your ‘not-at-all-harmful’ way to sedate dog to cut nails.
I talked to my Vet and he give me meds for her..”ACEPROMAZINE”…I am SCARED to death to give them to her…went online to read up on this med and there are too many bad comments from other people who have used this on their dogs with NOT good results… The response your little girl is having is fear and anxiety and Benadryl is rarely effective at calming a dog down.
Many of the times, they just don’t allow their masters to cut their nails because of the rough sound of the clipper or some unexplained non-familiarity with the machine.
Being a friend, you must know how to tranquilize a dog!
The trouble with any medication is that there are potential side effects and you have to weigh the risk versus the benefit.
“Ace” has been given to tens of millions of dogs so it is not surprising that there are reports of adverse effects.