I need to travel with cat in pet carrier, but will be 24 hours in carrier without removal. I want him to sleep for 24 hours. What should I give him?
Type of Animal: cat
Name of Cat: spunk
Hello, welcome to JustAnswer! I am a licensed veterinarian, and I'll be happy to help you in any way I can.
There is nothing that will safely cause a cat to sleep for 24 hours.
Anxiety during travel can be reduced with the use of prescription sedatives and anti anxiety medicines, but it is incorrect to think that Spunk can safely be given enough drugs to cause 24 hours of sleep.
Drugs such as acepromazine, alprazolam, and others, can be used alone or in combination, and will reduce anxiety and agitation. Your vet can prescribe these medications for Spunk.
I have 10mg valium, can I use that, if so, what dose per pound?
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such effects are rare, but most vets will shy away from using it, because of this.
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