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Old 07-05-2014, 05:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
LisaT
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I don't know much about tranqualizers, except that Ace is not supposed to be given for fireworks, since it does nothing to calm fears.

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Research has shown these drugs functions primarily as chemical restraints without affecting the animal’s emotional behavior. While under the effect of Ace, the animal still has a very strong fear, anxiety, avoidance or arousal response, but it does not physically display these reactions and is less able to react. The dog or cat appears calm and relaxed but mentally is lucid and still having an intense emotional reaction to its surroundings. Ace is a dissociative agent and prevents the patient from understanding his environment in a logical manner. So, the actual fear level of the animal is increased. Compounding the situation, the animal is being restrained and it makes a negative association with the entire experience.

Acepromazine | Fearful Dogs
Please do not give Ace to treat fear or anxiety in dogs....
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