Boxing Down: The Wrong Choice for Animals… and People
Most of us who have been practicing for longer than a decade have used inhalant chambers to “box down” feline patients. It seemed to work, and the patient was able to be treated. Why throw away a potentially useful sedation protocol? Because the use of inhalant chambers or masks (also called “boxing” or “masking”) for sedation or induction to anesthesia is not considered standard of care.
Join Clinical Behavioral Medicine Resident Alison Gerken, DVM, and Washington State University Adjunct Professor Tamara Grubb, DVM, PhD, DACVAA, as they discuss the science of why these techniques are no longer recommended and what you can do instead.