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As veterinarians, all too often we are called upon to vaccinate, examine, or otherwise deal with dogs who are aggressive, fearful, poorly trained, not properly socialized, or all of the above.
Many veterinarians seek information to adequately sedate these dogs with oral medications prior to their appointments.
Second, sedation for uncooperative patients may expedite and simplify special procedures that require little or no movement.
Additionally, sedation is often desirable to diminish fear associated with operative procedures.
Because of these additive effects, these medications taken with other sedatives or alcohol (also a sedative hypnotic drug) may increase chances for accidental death.
In general, most of the medications that induce sedation may alter breathing and cardiac stability.
Usually procedures for conscious sedation do not require preoperative or pre-testing orders.Patients receiving conscious sedation are cooperative, have stable vital signs (pulse, respiratory rate, and temperature), shorter recovery room convalescence, and lower risk of developing drug-induced complications.Unconscious sedation is a controlled state of anesthesia, characterized by partial or complete loss of protective nerve reflexes, including the ability to independently breathe and respond to commands.The procedure for sedation is usually explained to the patient by an attending clinician.An IV access line is set in place for fluid replacement and injection of medications.