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|Post subject: warning about ACP,ACE,ACEPROMAZINE , ACETYLPROMAZINE
my breeders website as issued a warning to all boxer dog owners about ACP. here is what it says and a link for more research.
ACP or ACEPROMAZINE or ACETYLPROMAZINE ( just three of the generic names for this drug) is used as a sedative/tranquilizer in Veterinary surgeries and depresses the central nervous system.
It is a prescription only drug and can be used to alleviate fear and anxiety. The drug is also effective in alleviating vomiting caused by car or motion sickness.
It is classified chemically as a phenothiazine neuroleptic, this means the drug modifies the chemicals in the brain to change an animalâ€™s behavior.
The exact workings of ACEPROMAZINE is unknown. It is thought to block receptors of dopamine in the brain. Dopamine is a chemical used for cell-to-cell communication.
ACEPROMAZINE is frequently used in combination with other sedatives and anesthetics to provide smoother sedation and decreased doses of other anesthetics.
Importantly, acepromazine has no analgesic or pain-controlling properties.
ACEPROMAZINE can lower blood pressure in animals by blocking nervous control of blood vessels ( this is known as Hypotension). In some animals, this may increase heart rate (Tachycardia) or in others, decrease heart rate ( Bradycardia). Therefore, ACEPROMAZINE must be used with care in animals with heart disease.
Boxers are prone to both Hypotension and Bradycardia when given this drug
DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES allow your Veterinary surgeon to use ACEPROMAZINE on your Boxer. IT MAY HAVE FATAL RESULTS. We speak from personal experience. When only very small amounts of the drug were used on Troy ( Sh. Resolution) we were very lucky not to lose him.
Originally Posted by Tavia'smom
And the main reason I worry about being able to keep Macy quiet is the other dogs.
Is there a room (spare bath, laundry room, etc., even a spare bedroom) where you could babygate her in?
|I intend to see if I can get her spayed while I am on vacation so that I can be here with her atleast for the first week. And maybe that way I can walk her out on leash for her potty breaks.
That would be an excellent idea!
|Macy is allowed on all of our furniture but she doesn't really jump on them she quietly climbs on them if that makes sense...
Yes, that's what Mattie does!
|But I guess she will simply have to get used to going out on a leash for that little bit of time.
It took Mattie a day or so to get used to it ("Are you still following me? I gotta go poo! Go away!"
|I guess I am just worrying too much.
Nope, you are just fine! I was sweating bullets about Mattie getting fixed, until the big day, and then I was fine
|Dad thinks since she is 67lbs now that she will get as big as my horse once she is spayed. But she plays alot so I don't think she will.
Getting spayed doesn't make them fat- too many treats and too much food does- don't worry about that
. Getting spayed is actually good for her- there is an infection they can get in their uterus (starts with a "p", but I can't remember what it's called
) and since Boxers are more prone to cancers, it is a smart preventative.
|When it warms up I am going to try and see how much she would like to be my walking buddy. Lilly likes walking but she gets tired very easily.
I've never met anyone who had a Boxer that didn't like a walk- well, I take that back- all go out, some get tired (mainly the eldery bunch), and refuse to go back. Picture someone toting a 60 lb, elderly Boxer back up the street!
If there is anything else I can help with, just let me know!