Comments on Sedating Dogs for Travel

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Brian   Victoire, North Dakota

12/7/2015 12:23:34 PM

We have use acepromazine on two days. However, we used 1/3 of the prescribed dose and noticed no problems with it. Our dog was right beside us in the car, so I could monitor her at all times. We tried getting her slowly used to car travel but that did no good. She came out of it right away when we got to our destination and was fine. She is not a nervous dog except when she would have to travel in the vehicle.

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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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