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  • Dexmedetomidine is a sedative/tranquilizer used primarily in cats and dogs as a pre-medication injection for anesthesia or for chemical restraint. It is also used orally in dogs for short-term anxiety management. The most common side effect is a low heart rate. Dexmedetomidine should not be used in patients with severe heart liver or kidney disease. It should be used cautiously in young, old, or weak animals. Consult your veterinary office immediately if you suspect a negative reaction or overdose.

Royal Ford Veterinary Hospital
610 Ford Drive, Unit 3
Oakville, Ontario L6J 7V7
Phone: 905-337-1880

Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 8:00am – 7:00pm
Saturday: 10:00am – 1:00pm
Sunday: Closed