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Treatment Name: Desyrel etc. (trazodone)

Treatment Type: Medications

Rated for: Alaskan Husky / Chihuahua Mix

Effectiveness
5.0
/ 5
Easy to use
5.0
/ 5

I am in love with trazodone for my post-operative patients.

RachelMuurDVM

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5.0

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!

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