I have actually never head of a groomer just giving a dog sedatives who is otherwise pretty calm. Doesnt make sense.
If it helps, even as a tech, I did not have my dog given sedation before he was euthanized. I didn't want him to have to have a needle stick for the sedative, then be completely out of it when we euthanized. Instead he just got the one poke and all was well, with him hearing loving words.
We put one of our shelties to sleep last week. This was with our new (as in last two years) vet. Tucker just laid down with me, very calm. I asked the vet if that was "the" shot and he said yes. I said no sedative and he said I don't think we need it. Tucker went to sleep, looking in my eyes. He is the third dog I've had to put down in 4yrs, all of them went very peaceful. I think my foxhound had a sedative but she was a nervous dog anyway and the vet knew that. To be honest, none of the three vets in the last four years asked me what I wanted but maybe because they knew the dog. Tucker was cremated and when I am ready, his ashes will go next to Molly and Emma in the St. Francis garden in my front yard. If I die tonight, my wishes are that my cremains are buried with my dogs. It's the only place I can imagine being.
2. Discuss With Your Veterinarian If Your Dog Needs Sedation
How to Sedate A Dog: Conventional And Natural Sedatives - DogsAholic
Hydroxyzine Pamoate is a drug used as a sedative, tranquilizer andantihistamine. The FDA has not approved the use of this medication fordogs, but veterinarians often administer this medicine as anextra-label drug. A common brand-name for this drug is Vistaril.Injectable dexmedetomidine (DM) is widely used for sedation, restraint, anxiolysis, and analgesia in veterinary medicine. Oral transmucosal dexmedetomidine (OTM DM) has been evaluated in horses, cats, and humans, but not in dogs. In this case series, OTM DM (mean dose of 32.6 μg/kg body weight) was given in the buccal pouch to 4 aggressive dogs in a hospital setting. Two of the dogs were subsequently euthanized, and in the other 2, sedation was reversed with atipamezole. Satisfactory sedation was achieved in all cases.The side effects of Hydroxyzine Pamoate include nausea, weakness andan increase in thirst, drowsiness, confusion and sedation. Dogs thatare allergic to antihistamines may have an adverse reaction to thisdrug. Dog that are pregnant, nursing, have heart problems, glaucoma ora urinary or intestinal obstruction should not take HydroxyzinePamoate. A Hydroxyzine Pamoate overdose can cause a dog to havediarrhea, a lack of appetite, sedation and vomiting.If your dog does turn out to be going through cognitive decline rather than a painful disease, you won’t have caused him any harm. Administering sedatives, on the other hand, does not address what it truly wrong, acting neither on dementia nor a painful condition. It can even make a dog harder to diagnose and treat by masking important clinical signs.