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Old 05-25-2009, 10:13 AM
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Default Exercise, little food, and Benadryl

Hi Dave,

The pre-flight formula seems to be lots of exercise, very little food, and bit of Benadryl. If they are worn out, the benadryl seems to put them right out.

Crates usually won't fit in the RV, so we remove the pass seat and put a pad down. I tie the leash around the flap housing, but I'm not sure it would do much if he really wanted to get up and go.

You get a real good idea how the dog will do in the first minute once the engine starts. In my experience (3 trips now) they lay right down and go to sleep.

Good luck finishing your plane - maybe we can relay a dog or two to a new home.
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Old 05-26-2009, 07:37 AM
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Default Absolutely Awesome!

Pete,
You are the man! My wife and I love dogs like crazy. When we get our RV7 done we plan on taking our schnauzer with us. We are just hoping he can stand it. I am going to get him some Mutt Muffs. I plan on flying him around the patch for awhile before we go on a long cross country. Your stories of kindness are inspirational. God Bless You Pete for doing such great and kind deeds!

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Old 06-06-2009, 10:04 PM
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[quote=petehowell;328563]Hi Dave,

The pre-flight formula seems to be lots of exercise, very little food, and bit of Benadryl. If they are worn out, the benadryl seems to put them right out.

What is the recommended dose of the Benadryl? Also, are you giving the dogs tablet or liquid Benadryl?
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Old 06-07-2009, 12:44 AM
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Default Benadryl

Hi Jake,

They usually have taken the meds before I get them. Probably best to call the vet to ask how much.
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