Comments on Sedating Dogs for Travel

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Mary   Sioux Falls, SD

7/8/2010 12:13:09 PM

We tried Acepromazine with our dog because he had large thorns stuck in his skin from rolling around in the woods. He did relax and allow us to pull out the thorns but the next day he had a fairly serious seizure. I would not give my dog this drug again. He is an otherwise healthy 6 year old Portuguese Water Dog and an important part of our family. Not worth the risk.

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sarah   new york, NY

4/12/2010 6:34:33 PM

ACEPROMAZINE IS VERY DANGEROUS and should NOT be given by owners to dogs for travel. Acepromazine also lowers the seizure threshold, making it a very poor choice for any dogs with neurological problems or on other medications that also lower the seizure threshold. Anyone who receives a prescription for this for their dog should first ask their for something safer like diazepam, which is very hard to overdose a dog on, and then see another vet. After, of course, trying conditioning and safer herbal sedatives like valerian.

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