If travel, thunder, or fireworks upset your pet, he or she may benefit from tranquilization or sedation. While sedated, the animal will stay awake or sleep lightly but can be roused when stimulated. To minimize any potential risk associated with tranquilization or sedation, we need to assess each animal individually before we dispense these medications. For those patients that are not candidates there are some behavior modification tools that can be used to aid in some of these situations like Thunder Shirts, pheromone sprays or calming collars.
Some medical procedures such as radiographs or physical exams may require some sedation when the pet is very anxious or painful. Our veterinarian will make the recommendation for what is in your pet’s best interest.
Please contact us if you would like to set up an assessment or discuss sedation with us.