Sedating a dog for a trip
Cats for instance, occasionally become more excited following the administration of "sedating" drugs.
By Cesar Millan Bringing your dog on vacation with you just adds to the fun and alleviates the worry of not knowing what’s happening with your dog while you’re on the road. Planes and cars aren’t designed with dogs in mind, and you need to know what to expect when you reach your final destination.
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All in all, sedatives are used for a wide variety of reasons, including nail trimming, travel, and many others, but while choosing sedatives, dog owners should take some precautions.
This specific type of medication, which also includes anesthetics are used to either calm down a dog or put him or her to sleep for a short duration of time.
Additionally, some animals react abnormally to sedatives.
Although animals may be excitable while being handled during the trip to the airport and prior to loading, they probably revert to a quiescent resting state in the dark, closed cargo hold, and the sedatives may have an excessive effect.
Although sedatives/tranquilizers should never be repeated for animals traveling by air, sedated pets may have adverse reactions in pressurized aircraft even when single doses are administered at recommended dosages.
Animals can respond very differently to sedatives/tranquilizers under normal circumstances.Make an appointment with your pet's veterinarian for a check-up and make sure all vaccinations are up to date.Obtain a health certificate from your veterinarian dated within 10 days of departure.By planning your dog travel ahead of time, you can make the vacation a truly relaxing time for you and your dog. They don’t mind the crate and some even feel safer in one.