The primary disadvantage of sedating pets for air travel is that there is no one to check on them nor offer medical care if problems arise. The most profound and potentially life threatening problem associated with sedation is the effect on blood pressure. Kajal’s coat was matted all over under the top layer of grey fluff.It is currently recommended that sedatives be used to calm an extremely fearful pet, those prone to severe separation anxiety and overactive pets.In these situations, sedatives can work wonders to reduce the potential for the self-injury. Even nervous pets, once they are in a carrier in a quiet dark place, typically calm down and most even go to sleep.I just brought my two cats home from their dental cleaning and found out that they both have kidney disease. Both cats are active, eat well, drink water, and are not lethargic. I'm a senior citizen and cannot afford any more expense. And, it is extremely difficult for me to put them in their cat carriers. And, it bothers me that they are so very strssed out after their visit. Oh, I'm sorry to hear that you and your kitties are having these struggles.They like to pay with my 18 mos grandson and like to play ball with me. The medication that I use the most often for sedation for travel is something called Acepromazine (also known as acevet or atravaet).
You may want to cover the back end with a sheet or similar large piece of material so that the cat perceives it as a shelter.
Sedatives have been used for years in pets to calm them and reduce nervousness, usually in association with thunderstorms or fireworks.
Sedatives have also been used to reduce fear that may develop during air travel.
Before attempting to trap a feral cat, start providing food, so that the cat establishes a regular schedule to come by for a meal.
Set up the trap away from the placement area, so that you don't frighten off the animal.