What Is A Good Sedative For Dogs?

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To keep dogs calm there are a number of different sedatives available.
Strangely one of the best is camomile tea. The best way to do this is to mix a teaspoon to a table spoon up with the dogs food before you want to sedate them and you will see that they have reduced stress rapidly within half an hour of you doing so.
Mix the smaller amount for little dogs and the larger amount for the larger of dogs. Camomile tea is available in all local grocery stores for a very low price and has a great effect on dogs and animals if you need to cut their hair or clip their nails.
If you call a vet out to sedate your dog the vet will perhaps use the drug Benadryl to sedate the animal. This is not available to the general public and is only available to vets.
Other sedatives that can be used include valium, telazol and an animal form of Xanax. These all have the effect of sedating animals depending on how high the dosage is.
If you need to use a sedative on your animal for some reason you should perhaps look into getting a professional to help you with whatever you're doing and perhaps let them take control. This is obvious as they will know what they are doing more so than you and it is safer for your loved animal if this is the way it is done.
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Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, etc.) is NOT a sedative, as someone stated above. It is a non-steroidial anti-inflammatory pain medication that will not sedate a dog.

Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) IS an antihistamine and sleep aide that can be used as a sedative for animals. I would consult a vet regarding dosage - the recommended dose for a 100+ pound human being is obviously much more than for a 20 pound dog. Make sure you buy the tablets rather than the gelcaps, as the tablets can be easily divided and measured into smaller doses.

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