My question is: Are there any safe OTC sedatives for cats? I asked my vet for a sedative and he told he that I had to come back. I believe my Vet is a good professional, but I simply cannot afford any more medical care for them.
However, it's not a good idea to give acepromazine to cats with kidney disease. I'd love for you to report back and tell me how the Rescue Rememdy works for you.
Hello Pet Relocation, I'm taking my cat on the plane but am super concerned about having to take him out at security. My vet prescribed 10mg Acepromazine for my 15.5 Ibs cat but I feel reluctant giving it. Sedatives can interfere with regular breathing and other bodily responses, and pets may react differently and unexpectedly to medications when they are in the air.
However, sedating a pet when flying is dangerous and is one of the worst things you can do for the safety of your pet.
And if you have time to spare that's a good thing; letting your cat wait and calm down a bit can actually help ease stress. And since your cat will be slightly hungry when he arrives he will be more apt to take treats from the staff making the visit pleasant for all involved. Try Pheromones Cheshire Cat Clinic uses a synthetic feline pheromone called Feliway, to help calm kitties in the clinic. We spray it on towels used to hold cats for exams and have a plug-in diffuser in the front lobby.
Feliway is available for purchase at Cheshire Cat Feline Health Center. Set a good example Animals pick up on our cues and will often mirror our own feelings. Leave yourself plenty of time to get the cat into the carrier and make it to your appointment. Talk to your veterinarian It is important to be on the same page with your cat's doctor.
Make sure after each outing, even when you walk around your house, to give your cat a reward or treat.
I'm guessing that the reason that the vet needs to see the cats again is to recheck their kidneys to make sure that we are not going to do more harm than good with the medication. Marie is a qualified veterinarian, the information found on this site is not meant to replace the advice of your own veterinarian. Marie do not accept any responsibility for any loss, damage, injury, death, or disease which may arise from reliance on information contained on this site. There are so many good things in America, but not many people can afford it. It breaks my heart to see animals that need dental care and can't get it because of finances. The fact that pets need anesthesia for their dental care is what drives the price up. Marie is a veterinarian who practices in a busy animal hospital in Ottawa, Ontario.
Support your cat, gently holding the feet close to the body and lower him or her in tail first. Train your cat to be a traveler It is important to teach your cat to be comfortable riding in the car.
It is best to start this when your cat is young as this will make it less traumatic for them when it is time for their annual visit to the veterinarian.
Being calm and relaxed can greatly affect your cat? Although giving a sedative before an appointment can be helpful, it is not always best choice for every cat.
Never give a sedative without being advised to do so by the veterinarian. She will recommend the best and safest plan of action that will keep them healthy and you happy.