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Acepromazine for Dog

What is Acepromazine for dogs?

Acepromazine is a commonly used tranquilizer that is normally used in order to put a dog under for a small surgery. This medication is often given to avoid a dog from vomiting caused from motion sickness. Acepromazine can also be used as a pre-anesthetic before the dog receives the actual anesthesia. For more information on Acepromazine for dogs you can read below where the thousands of Experts have answered many frequently asked questions.

If a dog takes Acepromazine for anxiety but ran out can the dog take Xanax instead?

In some cases, a vet can prescribe Xanax for stress, phobias and anxiety. In most cases where the dog is prescribed Xanax the dose is usually 0.03mg (milligrams) for every pound the dog weighs; this is given by mouth. If that does not work then in about an hour the dog can be given the same dose.

Is 21 hours too long for Acepromazine to be in effect?

In most cases Acepromazine usually only lasts about 8 hours. With that being said the Acepromazine that was given to the dog should have wore off after several hours ago. The dog may need to be given fluids either by syringe or by an IV. By doing this the dogs system can be flushed of the Acepromazine and raise the blood pressure.

Can Tramadol and Acepromazine be given at the same time?

In many cases it has been shown that Tramadol has increased the effects that the Acepromazine has on a dog. If the dog is older this may be a slight problem because some dogs that take Acepromazine easily react to the medication side effects. In some cases, it may not be a good choice to give both of these medications at the same time; if the case is severe enough that the dog has to be sedated you might try a much smaller dose of Acepromazine. In some instances the owner has done a trial run of the medications to find the best combination of the two medicines.

Could a 11 year old 70 pound Labrador retriever be overdosed on 50 milligrams of Benadryl and a hour later 25 milligrams of Acepromazine?

In some cases, these two doses would be the right amount, considering the weight of the dog. One thing that might be concerning is the dogs age while taking a sedative. Some dogs that are older are more sensitive to sedatives; this may mean that it might take longer for the medication to wear off than it would a younger dog. The individual will need to keep the dog hydrated; this can help the dog pass the drugs in its system faster. To keep the dog hydrated you can give warm chicken broth or water by syringe. Keeping the dog awake and warm may also help in the recovery of the dog.

When a dog is about to have surgery, fly for the first time, or even has anxiety the dogs vet may prescribe a sedative call Acepromazine for the dog to take. There are many side effects caused from this medication, this can be scary for a dog owner. Not knowing what the side effects of Acepromazine in dogs are, what is Acepromazine in dogs for and many other concerns. If you still need more information on Acepromazine for dogs you can contact the several available Experts.

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