Sedating dogs on flights

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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. Owners sometimes wrongly assume that their pet's travel will be less stressful if they are sedated.In fact, most airlines will not fly a sedated pet, as over-sedation can be a cause of animal death during air transport.Check out more information about the the dangers of sedating pets during air travel and the best alternatives: Also, some of our clients have explored various natural products that can have calming effects (think herbal remedies) -- this is worth asking your vet about or checking your local pet store.You can also place a T-shirt or blanket in the travel crate that smells like you or that reminds him of home.

Thanks for your question and good luck with your pet travels!

Pet Travel Question Details: Name: Anke Number of Pets: Three Pet Type: Dogs, Cat Pet Breed: Mastiff, Bloodhound, Siamese mix From: Austin, TX To: Denver, CO Editor's Note: This post was originally published in August 2013 and has been updated with new information. Like you give your pet or a cat a pill or some kind of treatment before flight so that they are calm down because they are not used to flights sedation why do they do it at the vet obviously the vet is a professional but there has to be a way to easily sedate Reply Sedation is neither allowed nor recommended.

Rather, crate training is key to helping pets feel calm during a flight.

You can also place a T-shirt or something that smells like you in the crate, and many people also try natural/herbal remedies.

Feel free to discuss with your vet, but remember that actual sedation is not a good idea. Reply I have just booked my 2 year old retriever dog and 9 year old cat on the plane from the canary islands to the UK, Both are very nervous, my dog hates noise or people moving things.

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