Kenzie needed to be sedated for her first visit when she was 6months old. The blood draw is a jugular draw and they take a lot of tubes. A squirmy puppy combined with a needle in the jugular is not a good combination! She didn't need sedation for her second visit since she was calmer. They used a quick acting sedative that was reversed with a shot of something else.CRS250: Why would your dog have to be sedated to have his blood drawn? I have drawn blood from pups and kittens so many times, never sedated. If my vet suggested sedation for blood drawing - I would have a fit.