Question: How Can I Naturally Sedate My Cat?

Try these herbs and flower essences to help calm down your cat.

  • Catnip. Why give a substance known to rile up Fluffy in an effort to try and calm her down instead?
  • Valerian. This herb is said to mimic catnip, with one significant difference.
  • Chamomile.

What can I use to sedate my cat?

Acepromazine is a prescription tranquilizer use by veterinarians in dogs and cats. Acepromazine is typically used prior to anesthesia and surgery because of its sedative effects and because it can prevent vomiting. It is also used as an aid in controlling excited animals during examination, treatment, and grooming.

How much Benadryl Can I give my cat to sedate?

The dosage of Benadryl is typically 2-4 mg for an average sized cat. For this reason, most vets recommend liquid Benadryl since such a small amount is needed and you don’t want to have to break a tablet into a dozen tiny pieces. The 2-4 mg dosage can be given every 8-12 hours.

Is it safe to sedate a cat for grooming?

If a cat is too stressed on the grooming table, and is badly matted, the most humane route to take is to sedate the cat to get it shaved. Once this has been done we have a clean slate to start the counter conditioning programme to help the cat get used to the grooming process.

How do I sedate my cat for travel?

Should I ask my veterinarian for a cat sedative for travel?

  1. A Thundershirt® which swaddles the cat much like swaddling an infant and can reduce anxiety.
  2. Feliway® pheromone wipes and spray can be used to prepare the carrier and can help to lower anxiety.
  3. A pheromone calming collar can contribute to reduce anxiety.