First, to give some background. Last year we took in a 4-6 mo. old kitten from the street. He was from a litter of a wild cat. We waited for about a month for him to get used to us, our dog and our other cat. Then we took him to the vet to be fixed and start his shots.
When my husband brought him home later that day he went absolutely crazy in the carrier, in the car, as he was starting to come out of the anesthesia. He actually busted the top off the top just as my husband was pulling the car into the garage. He got the cat into the house then all h*ll broke loose. He literally kept trying to throw himself at walls and glass sliding doors. We managed to get our dog and other cat outside for their safety. The kitten got even worse. We couldn't find him for a few minutes then heard glass breaking in the kitchen. He had gotten up onto the ledge above the kitchen sink and was throwing himself against the window, meanwhile kicking and knocking glass stuff off the ledge. I grabbed him and he not only scratched me but bit me three times. Not ever been bit by a cat and honestly not aware at the time of the infection it could cause, I didn't think anything of it at the time as we were trying to round the cat up and put him somewhere safe. I didn't wash the bites for at least another hour and ended up in the hospital several days later as the infection spread so fast.
He spent the next 24 hours under our bed and my husband, dog and other cat slept in the guest bedroom that night. We spoke with the vet's office several times during all this and were told that some cats react to the anesthesia and it can cause severe hullicinations. I've never seen a crazy cat before and this was our first experience and an extremely frightening thing to go through and to watch him go through as well. Needless to say, we were a little ticked that they didn't warn us that there was a possbility of a reaction like this.
About a week or so later (sorry, can't remember how long) we took him in for his second shot. That was another bad experience as they had let him out of the carrier and we could literaly hear him bounching off the door and walls trying to get away. To this day he won't go near the carrier and we've tried to coax him in over the past months.
Trying to be proactive I asked the vet a couple months ago if there was a cat tranquilizer because in December he's due for his next shots and we're not looking forward to it. We were told that there is no cat tranquilizer that could be given him because of his reaction to the anesthesia.
I know that there are dog tranqs so it doesn't sound right. I know I'm not an expert on things like this but wanted to ask if anyone knew of any cat tranquilizers that doesn't act like the anesthesia or a substitute that can help calm him down through a simple 5 minutes visit to the vet.
BTW, the anesthesia he was given was Telazoo (I believe that's the correct spelling) if that would help.
Sorry this is so long..............