Sedating a chow chow without putting them out
Keep your voice low and close to your pet while assuring it that everything will be ok.
However, the key here is to keep your pet calm, to isolate them from all of the crazy activity of people loading their gear in the overhead compartments and finding their seats.
This is the perfect opportunity to keep your pet in its carrier on your lap, turn it towards the window, and hug it tightly (if your pet allows for hugs) and stroke it through the carrier (assuming you are using a soft sided carrier which we highly recommend).
If your pet is fussing, offer them a pet calmer by unzipping the carrier an inch or two and extending the treat to your pet. The drone of the engines should encourage them to rest unless there is too much activity in the cabin.
You should be able to extend a finger or two into the carrier for a head scratch so that your pet will know that you are still there. Pet travel on an airline can be challenging, but use a few tricks and a lot of love, and your pet will do just fine.
The attendents will tell you that your pet must be stowed under the seat in front of you during take off and landing and we must all comply with that.
Hopefully, your pet is laying down at this point because you need to get the carrier under the seat in front of you.
Thanks~You should not feed her while she is sedated.
The Ace is not going to knock her out completely but she will be sedated and her swallowing may not be as good.
We started at 1 pill, worked our way up to 4 (which I don't feel comfortable doing) but she was still coherent enough that she freaks out when I start clipping.
We have been working with our vet to get her acclimated to them doing it, them doing it with me in the room, me doing it at home, etc for about 8 months now, and nothing's working.
Make certain she has not had a meal at least 3-4 hours prior to giving it to her. Leave her alone and within 30 mins you will notice that she will be super relax.4- At that point one person controls her head, ideally with a muzzle and the other clips the nail.