Treatment Type: Medications
Rated for: American Eskimo Dog / Japanese Chin Mix
Burlington, Wisconsin, United States
Posted Jun. 15, 2018
Trazodone is a game-changer for post-operative patients. I love this medication because it isn't a sedative or tranquilizer so it isn't going to just knock the pet out. Instead, it will just "zen" them out a bit to take the edge off.
I find this to be most important when they need to be kept quiet in a crate for 2 weeks. This can be absolute torture for owners and pets if they aren't used to it. Trazodone is such a great medication to help them relax and stay quiet to avoid healing complications.
If you are worried about how your pet is going to be in a crate for 2 weeks after surgery, talk to your veterinarian about trazodone!