Cost of sedating a dog
I wanted to have something to show my vet if I decided to take her in so I uploaded it to You Tube and slowed it down. However, I just dealt with this issue and this is what I learned about it.
If you look close, you’ll only see her right leg one or one-and-a-half times for every two times you see her left leg. The first thing to do is ask yourself questions such as: In our case, Gretel’s skipping came on suddenly.
Once they get to the vet or groomer, their adrenaline kicks in and they fight the sedation and become a drunk, anxious dog instead of an anxious dog.
This can lead to more difficulty at future grooming appointments due to the negative experience.
Some other options that you could consider: With Abby being only 8 years old, things will continue to get worse if she is forced to be groomed without reducing her anxiety level.
My preference would be to sedate her at your veterinarian’s office for this round of grooming and then work on the desensitization over the next 3-6 months.
However, a couple of weeks ago our plan came to a halt.
One of the days that we were out running, I noticed that Gretel was skipping a step on her right back leg.
Acepromazine has been used for years as a sedative for calming a dog down for thunderstorms, grooming appointments, car rides and visits to the veterinarian.It didn’t seem to bother her, and she finished the run fine, but I was concerned.I gave her a week off but she was still doing it when we tried again.It has gone out of favor for many of these situations, not so much because of safety concerns, but due to it being ineffective.This medication can cause a decrease in blood pressure but serious side effects are uncommon.