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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Cat Veterinary
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience.
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I have 2 brother and sister cats, a little over one year

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Hi. I have 2 brother and sister cats, a little over one year old. I am about to move to a new address, and am wondering if I might safely administer a liquid sedative/tranquilizer in their food so I may get them into their carriers easier, as they are both very skittish, having been born of a feral mother. Any recommendations you might make in this matter would be appreciated. Thanks for your time and assistance.
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 10 months ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. There are no over the counter products which will accomplish what you desire to do but their vet carries the tranquilizer Acepromazine in either tablet form or injectable solution which can be given orally or mixed in wet food. When dosed 2 hours prior to the desired effect, you should have much more tractable cats. This is a prescription drug available only through their vet

Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 10 months ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Dr. Michael Salkin