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Why You SHOULDN’T Use Acepromazine For Cats and Dogs With Fireworks or Thunderstorm Fears


Scaredy Cats and Frightened Fidos

A heartbreakingly large number of cats and dogs suffer terrible fear and anxiety from fireworks displays and thunderstorms.

Unfortunately, many of these pets are still given a medication called acepromazine (or as it’s more commonly called… “Ace”) in an effort to help them through these terrifying events.

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Topics: Summer Pet Safety Tips, anti-anxieties for dogs, 4th of July, Lost Pet, Fireworks, Anxiety in Dogs, Blog, Anxiety in Cats, Sedatives, Noise Phobias, Acepromazine, Thunderstorms

Preventing Travel Anxiety and Carsickness in Dogs


Picture this… the family heading off to the coast, kids and pooches eager for the journey and playing in the ocean. Perhaps you envision more of a quiet camping trip with your furry buddy, or a (slightly less-exciting) visit to the in-laws? Whatever the destination, having your dogs along for the ride just tends to make for a better trip, doesn’t it? Dogs can be great travel companions!

But wait, before you gas up the car and back out of the driveway, there are definitely a few things you can do to make your dog's trip in the car smoother, safer, and more enjoyable – for everybody.

Travel anxiety and carsickness… they’re no fun for anyone

Does your dog get anxious in the car? Does he pant and never settle down? Does he vomit at even the thought of a car ride? Travel anxiety and carsickness can ruin a road trip before it even hits the highway. What can you do about it? Fortunately, quite a few things – give the suggestions in this article a whirl to make Fido a better traveler.
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Topics: Cerenia, How to Travel with Dogs, Adaptil, Road Trips, Dogs and Cars, Travel Sickness, Nausea in Dogs, travel with pets, antihistimines for dogs, travel anxiety, anti-anxieties for dogs, travelling with dogs, Blog

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