Acepromazine NOT good choice for grooming

If your cat reacts in a way that could endanger the cat or the groomer, medication may be needed. Ace is commonly prescribed. It is not a good choice. Many groomers will not groom a pet sedated with Ace. Why? The cat will be hypersensitive to noise, so the sound of clippers and the dryer could cause panic. The cat is aware of what is happening but unable to react in a logical way or understand the situation. That’s a recipe for panic. Cats can and do bite while on Ace. Not to mention the fact that it is unkind to put them in a situation in which they are fearful yet helpless.

This video by a veterinarian explains why.

Also, read the Feline Handling Guidelines in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery 2011. They are against the use of ACE.


Published by Spiffy Kitty House Call Cat Grooming

I groom cats in your own home. I do everthing needed for a soft, clean cat. Claw trims to prevent painful scratches and damaged furniture. Brushing to prevent furballs and matting. Rear-end trims to keep things clean after the litter box visit. Baths for soft, shiny fur. Clients praise my calm, gentle yet firm attitude. Cat sitting visits last 1/2 hour. Daily photo, fresh food and water, playtime, cuddles. A true "cat nanny".

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