by Talley Ho @, Monday, December 03, 2018, 09:53 (172 days ago) @ Casa Juan

Acepromazine is the "standard" dog tranquilizer. We have had great success with it. It's available at either of the vet supply places behind Santander. You don't have to buy more than you want, and they are something like 15p each.

Acepromazine is classified as a phenothiazine neuroleptic, which means it modifies the chemicals in your pets brain to change their behavior. Its a tranquilizer that depresses the central nervous system. The mechanism of action is not exactly known, however, its thought to block receptors of dopamine in the brain, a chemical used for cell-to-cell communication.

Benedryl does work, so do aspirin in a pinch, but we like the Acepromazine better.

For future reference, check out the Thunder Shirt. One of ours is afraid of thunder, the other, fire works. Fortunately it's cooler at night, and if she starts panting and shaking during thunder, the Thunder shirt calms her right down and has yet to overheat her. The other one for fireworks? Under the bed where she'll get stuck, but sleep until morning.

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