But whilst sedating dogs for long journeys is very common, there are also plenty of other reasons for giving your dog a mild sedative, and some dogs can benefit from the sedative effects of Benadryl on other occasions.
Dogs with very nervous dispositions can be a nightmare to deal with upon occasion.
There is some overlap between the terms "sedative" and "hypnotic".
Advances in pharmacology have permitted more specific targeting of receptors, and greater selectivity of agents, which necessitates greater precision when describing these agents and their effects: Doctors often administer sedatives to patients in order to dull the patient's anxiety related to painful or anxiety-provoking procedures.
Anticholinergics affect muscarinic receptors and increase motion tolerance.
Anticholinergics also affect compensation, producing a reversible overcompensation if administered after compensation has been attained to a vestibular imbalance (Zee, 1988).
They itch and each individual hive lasts a few hours before fading away, leaving no trace. They can be pea sized or join to cover broad areas of the body.
While the itch can be intense, the skin is usually not scabbed or broken. Hives are very common with 10-20 percent of the population having at least one episode in their lifetime.
Doses of sedatives such as benzodiazepines, when used as a hypnotic to induce sleep, tend to be higher than amounts used to relieve anxiety, whereas only low doses are needed to provide a peaceful effect.
Sedatives can be misused to produce an overly-calming effect (alcohol being the classic and most common sedating drug).
In the event of an overdose or if combined with another sedative, many of these drugs can cause unconsciousness (see hypnotic) and even death.
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