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We have flown once with our chihuahua/terrier mix in the

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We have flown once with our chihuahua/terrier mix in the cabin with us. She panted hard the whole flight from fright In two months we'll fly from Fort Lauderdale toChicago, which is less than three hours. Is there something we should give her medicinally so she won't be so frightened?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 8 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your wee one’s situation, and wanted to help.

In regards ***** ***** question, we'd ideally want to use a product that will help her relax and ease her coping with the trip. Specifically, we can use Adaptil (More Info) and could combine this with a nutritional supplement like Nature's Best , Composure, or Zylkene. Otherwise, if she was very stressed and agitated, you can choose to discuss sedatives with your local vet before you travel. These won't allay her fear but can help them sleep through it. Common options we often use include Acepromazine, Valium, or Dramamine. Though in all cases, I'd strongly advise a test run of these medications at home, since the sedatives can sometimes have varying effects (ie causing paradoxical agitation, not being enough, etc) and we'd best know what works well for her before it is time to travel.

Please take care,

Dr. B.


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Expert:  Dr. B. replied 8 months ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?