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SEDATION AND TRANQUILIZATION
Tranquilization is used for conditions that cause your pet extreme anxiety or if your pet is aggressive. Anxious causes include thunder, fireworks, travel, separation anxiety or veterinary exam tables (needle phobia). These agents will lightly sedate the patient, but they stay awake or sleep lightly. Separation anxiety is treated with anti anxiety medication which produces little if any sedation. Patients receiving these anesthetic agents require physical exams and blood work before being given. The agents can be given orally, intramuscularly or intravenously.
If your pet has motion sickness, we prefer to use an anti nausea medication named Cerenia. This treatment is very successful, if you administer this medication 2 hours prior to travel and do not feed your pet within 8 hours of the trip.
We can explain how what method we will use on your pet, if you have any questions about this procedure.