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Q: To drug or not to drug....

January 6, 2009 | By BraxtonsMom | 8 answers | Expired: 2071 days ago

To drug or not to drug....

Do any of you use medicine on your dogs when you travel (for anxiety or keep them from getting sick). My vet prescribes muscle relaxants and they seem to work

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Veronica (Ronnie) G.
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Jan 06, 2009

I don't have a dog but when I first brought one of my cats in the car for a trip, he freaked. Hyperventilated and all. I got a mild tranquilizer from the vet. I gave it to my cat before we got in the car and he was calm all the way...slept too. But the good thing is, after two times giving the tranquilizer and a ride in the car, my cat did not need it anymore. He was "desensitized." He identified riding in the car with calmness w/o the tranquilizer.

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Choya M.
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Jan 06, 2009

I do not use anything just my voice it is my preference only.

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BuilderBob
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Jan 06, 2009

We were told not to use anything to inhibit panting when we flew dogs in the past.

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