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The combination of gabapentin and acepromazine is often very effective in the aggressive and/or fearful patient, allowing one to safely muzzle, place an E-collar, or administer additional IM sedation without causing large undue stress to the dog or hospital staff.
If additional at-home sedation is desired though, melatonin, and then trazodone can be considered.
While melatonin has proven beneficial in the management of certain endocrine disorders, it is a helpful adjunct in canine stress disorders.
Therefore, melatonin is offered as an over-the-counter recommendation for the dog with hospital associated aggression and anxiety (Table 1).
Melatonin, the naturally occurring hormone produced by the pineal gland, is available as a neutroceutical in dogs (
In addition, a nervous dog contributes to heightened stress within the work area affecting not only people but other pets alike.
In dogs known to be aggressive within the hospital setting or those with tremendous fear/anxiety, making physical exams and basic assessment impossible, pre-hospital sedation can dramatically improve the experience for all involved in that patient’s care.
It alleviates itching, and also has anti-emetic properties (prevents vomiting), making it ideal for animals that are being transported long distances.3. Diazepam is also a sedative which has muscle relaxant properties, appetite stimulating properties, and anti-convulsant properties, making it ideal for dogs with seizure and/or appetite problems4. Many experts on dog behavior recommend that a dog be exercised before travelling, or before being engaged in any activity that might get the dog restless and agitated.5. Do this by placing a few drops of lavender oil on your hands and massaging the dog at the back of its head, or the base of the spine.
Acepromazine is used to calm fractious or aggressive animals.