Ella went through a fence about six months ago and since then I have been treating and bandaging using IV sedation all the time. To begin with we were using 1.2ml of dozadine twice a week then moves onto a cocktail of dozadine, thylacine and something else.
She's been down to .8ml of dozadine for the past few months once a week. I've been attempting to cut the dosage down but once it gets lower I begin having issues. She had a couple of weeks out of bandages and off the sedation, this week is week 3 of being back in them. The sedation is mostly so that I can get the leg spotlessly clean and so that I can ensure firm even bandages. The bandages now are mostly on to reduce scarring so are being left on for a week. The wounds are healthy bandage up to my nose can't smell anything and have left no pressure sores. (there was some dermatitis hence the rest).
So I guess what i'm asking is are there any adverse effects to continuing to sedate her. The vet has cut me down to .4ml for this change and to be honest I'm kinda worried.
The reason she was so high to begin with was the standard .5ml did not touch the sides.
The only major side effect I've noticed is she's becoming quite needle shy any suggestions on how to 'easily' give the IV when she really doesn't like it.