Sedating a dog

Some dogs become aggressive out of fear, while others act like schoolyard bullies, but they usually drop the dramatics once they have learned to trust and respect you as their leader. Because your time and skill are valuable commodities, they must expect to pay more for your services than those fortunate folks whose dogs are a breeze to groom. Like many vets, he prescribes medications like Prozac for pets that exhibit problem behaviors in other aspects of their lives, as well.There are also homeopathic remedies used to calm the dog’s nerves and relieve stress.If an animal is suffering and medication would help reduce the suffering, we need to weigh the risks carefully.

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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.

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.

It has gone out of favor for many of these situations, not so much because of safety concerns, but due to it being ineffective.

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

One is Rescue Remedy, a botanical product made from Bach Flower Essences that includes cherry plum, clematis, impatiens, rock rose, and Star of Bethlehem.

People relax with a similar concoction from the same company.

I live in Cyprus where a frequent practice of vets is to sedate dogs for grooming sessions, thus reducing the time needed and making it easier on them. Instead, the calm, assertive, loving approach works with most dogs.

Occasionally we come across dogs that have been sedated as much as once per month for grooming, and when they come to us they are impossible to work with.

Once they get to the vet or groomer, their adrenaline kicks in and they fight the sedation and become a drunk, anxious dog instead of an anxious dog.

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