According to the Cat Hospital of Portland, cats can be sedated at home with prescription medications like Acepromazine, or homeopathic solutions like aromatherapy. It is important to consult a veterinarian before using any method to sedate a cat.
Like people and other animals, cats experience times of stress and might benefit from a sedative. Veterinarians often prescribe Acepromazine or Alprazolam for owners with skittish cats. The drugs are typically for short-term use, such as for the duration of a trip in a cat carrier.
There are a number of non-prescription homeopathic solutions that can help owners calm their cat with anxiety or for grooming: