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Hello. Thanks for the question.
I don't think I would go up in the dose quite yet. I would actually start at 25 mg in a cat and try it for a couple days before deciding whether it helps or if the dose needs to be increased. I would try a short trip in the car for 2-3 days after 25 mg. If it's not improved, then I would go up to 50 and see how she does.
I would also spray a towel with Feliway and put that in her cat carrier in the car. It also seems to help calm them down for trips.
If Trazodone does not work, I would go with Xanax (Alprazolam) or Clomicalm (Clonazepam)- these are the two valium type meds.
I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.
Trazodone is supposed to build up in the body. It's not a med with instant effectiveness.
I would try the short drive and see how she does.
I prefer Trazodone in dogs and Xanax in cats, personally. I just think it works better for them and I'm more comfortable with it.
Yes, you can get a script for Xanax. I usually go with 0.25 mg as needed. It's not one that I want to build up in the body like Trazodone. I just give it when it's needed.