There have been a number of instances where sedated pets traveling by air needed veterinary care to recover from the sedation. Occasionally, owners have given repeated doses to ensure a comfortable journey for their pet.
When questioned by airline personnel, many owners claim that their veterinarians had advised them to do so.
Cats for instance, occasionally become more excited following the administration of "sedating" drugs."An animal's natural ability to balance and maintain equilibrium is altered under sedation," noted Dr.
Hello Pet Relocation, I'm taking my cat on the plane but am super concerned about having to take him out at security. My vet prescribed 10mg Acepromazine for my 15.5 Ibs cat but I feel reluctant giving it. Sedatives can interfere with regular breathing and other bodily responses, and pets may react differently and unexpectedly to medications when they are in the air.
Sometimes, no matter how much acclimation and calming you try, your dog may still need medication.