Frequently Asked Questions about Sedatives for Dogs
What are sedatives for dogs?
Sedatives for dogs are medications that sedate your dog and relieve anxiety. They can be used to temporarily calm highly reactive or anxious dogs for things like surgery recovery, vet visits, travel and fireworks. While sedatives can be helpful in certain situations, they are not usually recommended for mild issues or long-term use. For these, behavioral modification training or dietary supplements may be safer and more effective.
Do I need a prescription for dog sedatives?
You do need a prescription for dog sedatives. Your vet can advise you on sedative medications for your pet and suggest other interventions when necessary. If your vet does prescribe sedatives, you can have them shipped directly to your home hassle-free when you order with Chewy. Just give us your vet's information and we'll contact their office directly. The process is super easy!