Sedating a dog for a trip
If all of these methods fail to provide relief you should talk to your vet about medication/supplement options.
Usually softer substances such as Benadryl will be the first port of call, but in severe cases your vet may prescribe diazepam.
For correcting behavior it’s both safer and more effective to use a good training program instead of relying on medicine.
We recommend Doggy Dan’s Online Dog Trainer which is a very popular and effective training program.
It was first synthesized after its discovery in 1943.
The human dosage of diazepam is much lower, so when we see figures higher than we are used to it may cause concern.
Due to the way dogs metabolize the substance they require these higher amounts to feel adequate relief from their symptoms.
As a prescription drug, diazepam should never be given to your dog without first consulting with your vet.
Owners found in possession of the medicine without a prescription may be prosecuted depending on the laws of their country.
During the consult with your vet we advise that you discuss the following: After longer term use, you will need to wean your pet off of the drug.