Sedating dogs nail trimming
Sedation is a relaxed, calm or tranquil state induced after the administration of drugs.
When a dog is sedated, it becomes more docile and can easily be handled, making it less stressful for the dog when procedures like grooming and veterinary examinations are being done.
Make certain she has not had a meal at least 3-4 hours prior to giving it to her. Leave her alone and within 30 mins you will notice that she will be super relax.4- At that point one person controls her head, ideally with a muzzle and the other clips the nail.The benedryl does cause some sedation in some dogs, in others it does nothing, especially if they are stimulated by something like clipping their nails.There is an oral sedative that your vet can dispense, it is called Ace (Acepromazine).Without sedation, stressful situations can lead to restlessness, and when a dog is restless it is more prone to hurt itself, not eat, hide, or hurt or bite other people and animals. Elliott, BVMS, MRCVS is a veterinarian with over 30 years of experience in veterinary surgery and companion animal practice. By continuing to browse our site you agree to our use of data and cookies.