Sedating dog

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.What is your opinion on this med and do you have any idea on anything us I could give her? It is unfair to her to put her through that stress without helping her feel better.Acepromazine has been used for years as a sedative for calming a dog down for thunderstorms, grooming appointments, car rides and visits to the veterinarian.

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Sedating dog

This medication can cause a decrease in blood pressure but serious side effects are uncommon.

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.

While it would be nice if every dog sat quietly without wriggling, twitching, scratching, whining or howling during a haircut, that's simply not the case.

New places like a grooming salon are often a source of anxiety for dogs.

Add a new person who's trying to cut the dog's hair or nails and the situation can become unbearable.But unless you're a veterinarian, don't try to calm your pet with chemical-ridden sedatives.Instead, try one of several natural pet sedatives that will partially or completely sedate your dog before a haircut.I have a almost 8 yr old cockapoo, Abby She HATES to be groomed HATES it!!I had been giving her Benadryl for awhile..seemed ok with it …but now it’s not having the calming effect on her as it used to and her grooming day is a nightmare!!We have to muzzle her and myself and husband have to hold her down(well try to hold her) so the groomer can try to get some hair off…problem is her two front legs are a mess…tons of hair on them…she WON’T let the groomer near them it’s awful. Hi Lorie, It’s heartbreaking to hear how Abby responds to her grooming appointments.

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