Should I give my pet a sedative before travel?

Should I give my pet a sedative before travel?

Absolutely not! The most common tranquilizer, H-acepromazine has VERY serious consequences for traveling pets: it relaxes the respiratory muscles which makes breathing more difficult, it could lead to over-exertion just for breathing, which will lower blood sugar ,it alters the body's temperature control mechanism.

We will NOT ACCEPT animals for travel that appear sedated. You may either take your pet back home for 24 hours, or we will board your pet at a Paws Lodge at standard rates for 24 hours and reschedule travel.