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Old 10-11-2007, 02:55 PM   #1
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Default Anybody have to sedate their dog before going to the vet?

Baxter just flat out doesn't like vets. He's 70 pounds, 3 years old and doesn't like them touching him. He is great with every other person, kids and other animals, he just doesn't like vets. He was a very sick pup, parvo, coccidia, kennel cough, etc. Pretty much everything. He spent a lot of time in his first six months at the vet. Now he's great though, only one other sibling in his litter survived so we feel lucky.

But now it's time to go to the vet again. He tries to get away, if he can't get away he shows his teeth, if they still come then he will try to bite. The doctor game some sedatives for him to take on his next visit, which is today. The pills are 25mg Acepromazine. He wants Baxter to take 3 of them 30 minutes prior to the visit.

Has anybody had to do this? I would almost rather use a muzzle but I want whatever is easiest on the dog. Are there any negatives or risks to sedating him? Just looking for a little experienced reassurance. Thanks.
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one of Chihuahuas, all 7 pounds of him,and he hates people. They have to put a mussle on him to take care of him . The little room you go to has a door that goes to the back room where they take him and last time I went the lady took him back to wiegh she left the door open , next thing I see is SHorty, running down the hall and the vet lady after him with a a towel, it was pretty funny to me but the vet was pissed. She told me he needs to see a doggy shrink....LOL
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Sometimes I think I should sedate our lab before taking her. She gets so damn happy to see everyone there that she doesn't want to sit still.
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My cat Rockey had to be wrapped in a comforter when he was getting his shots, he would rip you open if he were loose. BUt othe wise he was a real mush. He passed away 5 years ago
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Sometimes I think I should sedate our lab before taking her. She gets so damn happy to see everyone there that she doesn't want to sit still.
I wish I had that problem. I know Baxter is remembering the multiple times a huge needle was inserted under his back skin and a giant bubble of water was injected into him, making him look like a camel, in order to hydrate him. That HAD to be miserable.
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[QUOTE=mojo1;1562262943]one of Chihuahuas, all 7 pounds of him,and he hates people. QUOTE]
My kind of mutt.
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Didn't need drugs, but a dachshundt we had knew the way in the car to the vets and knew she didn't want to go there.
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if you can you should take your dog to the vet just for a fun visit. Let them pet her and have give her some treats and then leave.

This way they dont see the vets office as such a bad place.

Its a bonus for me since all the girls at the vets office are smokin except for the amazon who can hands down kick my ***. But hey that can be fun too
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one of Chihuahuas, all 7 pounds of him,and he hates people. They have to put a mussle on him to take care of him . The little room you go to has a door that goes to the back room where they take him and last time I went the lady took him back to wiegh she left the door open , next thing I see is SHorty, running down the hall and the vet lady after him with a a towel, it was pretty funny to me but the vet was pissed. She told me he needs to see a doggy shrink....LOL
here is Shorty Click the image to open in full size.
Looks like he was tryin' to squeeze one out when you took that pic
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Nope. Valley just shakes at the vet, she shakes a lot.
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if you can you should take your dog to the vet just for a fun visit. Let them pet her and have give her some treats and then leave.

This way they dont see the vets office as such a bad place.

Its a bonus for me since all the girls at the vets office are smokin except for the amazon who can hands down kick my ***. But hey that can be fun too
Did that, per the vet's suggestion, many times. Gave him treats. Had play time, the works. All fine and good until they go to do something on him then he wigs out. He knows what's going on unfortunately.
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Minute the Vet door opens to go...dog can smell what she doesn't like or associated with pain (shots, qtip up azz). She just lays on the floor and goes limp......hard to pick up 40lb limber dogs...so I just drag her in by her collar. Harder for me than her..I need sedation.
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Minute the Vet door opens to go...dog can smell what she doesn't like or associated with pain (shots, qtip up azz). She just lays on the floor and goes limp......hard to pick up 40lb limber dogs...so I just drag her in by her collar. Harder for me than her..I need sedation.
Try that will 110 Great Pyrenees it is really funny.....she puts on here brakes and we can't budge her! It takes 4 of us to get her in the exam room. Then there is the groomer
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My ex GF's Pitbull shakes and may even pee on the floor when you take her to the groomer or the vet That baby killer is the biggest wuss
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I guess if I didn't have the ability to reason I would punch my doctor right in the face every time I heard the rubber glove snap.
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I guess if I didn't have the ability to reason I would punch my doctor right in the face every time I heard the rubber glove snap.
Well here is a thought if you want to follow the advice of the Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan. You should take your dog to the vet for just a visit to say hello with NO treatment. If you do this often enough the dog will stop believeing that only BAD things happen there and that should solve the issue. this is the advice of the all knowing Dog Whisperer maybe worth a try?
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Well here is a thought if you want to follow the advice of the Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan. You should take your dog to the vet for just a visit to say hello with NO treatment. If you do this often enough the dog will stop believeing that only BAD things happen there and that should solve the issue. this is the advice of the all knowing Dog Whisperer maybe worth a try?
See post #11. We did try that but without much success.
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Be very careful using "Ace". In some cases, some dogs are known to show abnormal aggression when coming out of anesthesia on that product. Our rescue does not allow the use of Ace if the dog is going home within 18 hours of coming out of anesthesia.
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Old 10-11-2007, 04:24 PM   #19
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We give Blue ace before taking him to the vet. He's a vicious biter and an angry little man in general. The vet/techs won't even get close to him until either my wife or I put the muzzle on him. It's a pain, but it's kind of nice to have a dog that only likes two people in the whole world.



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Smearig, was the outcome of giving your dog the drug positive? How long did the drug last? Did he get sick? Was he able to walk into the vet under his own power or did you have to carry him? He looks about the same size as Baxter. Thanks.
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