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Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!Although I do use trazadone for dogs postoperatively to keep them calm it isn't something I dispense for plane rides. In fact, the most common and effective use is an over the counter product called rescue remedy. It is a flower essence that reduces anxiety and is the safest option. When traveling with my dogs on planes it is what I have used reliably.I tend to avoid medications because if there is a reaction or heavy sedation you are stuck in an situation with a heavily sedated dog and cannot reverse nor do anything about their state. The rescue remedy simply calms their anxiety and really is effective. CLICK HERE for a link on amazon but it is often available at your local vitamin store. I do prefer the human versus the pet version of the supplement and testing it out before a trip while your veterinarian is open to ask questions if there is an adverse effect.Typically starting with a few drops hourly to find the desired reduction in anxiety then using that an hour prior to travel, repeating as needed on the flight...Please let me know how else I can assist you all today
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