Sedating cats for

Every single trip was stressful — probably more for me than my cat.

My second cat loves his carrier and couldn’t care less about cruising in the car.

Line the bottom of the carrier with an absorbent material in case of accidents.

You can then cover it with a towel or your cat’s favorite blanket and toys.

He may seem more tired than normal when he goes home.

This has as much to do with the stress of his visit to the veterinary hospital as to the anesthetic itself!

Choose a carrier that allows your cat to stand up, turn around and lie down comfortably at a minimum.

Ensure proper ventilation is available on all sides of the crate with sufficient holes, mesh or a gate.

Keeping the carrier inside with the door open will encourage your cat’s curiosity.As is the case for us, our four-legged friends may require anesthesia as part of a surgery or procedure.Kittens receive anesthesia when they are spayed or neutered, and most pets receive anesthesia at least once more during their lifetimes.Longer trips across multiple states required sedation or she would become stressed and dehydrated from howling for hours.I limited the trips as much as I could, but here in the South a hurricane evacuation is sometimes unavoidable.

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