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Sedating dog

Over the counter melatonin has been known to help with anxiety and I will direct you to a site on this.

Many veterinarians seek information to adequately sedate these dogs with oral medications prior to their appointments.

Various medications have been tried with limited success.

Unfortunately what you and your pet prefer may not be what is safe or even necessary.

The primary disadvantage of sedating pets for air travel is that there is no one to check on them nor offer medical care if problems arise. The most profound and potentially life threatening problem associated with sedation is the effect on blood pressure.

Be warned - retraining a dog to overcome the learned fear/aggression is a very long process and may take a year or longer.

You will need to work with a veterinarian for grooming needs during this process - your veterinarian is not a groomer but he/she should be willing to trim down a dog's nails or hair coat under sedation when it is a temporary resolution.

New places like a grooming salon are often a source of anxiety for dogs.