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Can dogs take alprazolam (zanax) or lorazapam) ativan?

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Can dogs take alprazolam (zanax) or lorazapam) ativan?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 1 year ago.
Hello,Yes, depending on the overall health of the pet and for what indication, vets will prescribe xanax. In fact, xanax is commonly used for firework phobia.
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 1 year ago.
The following link talks more about xanax in dogs, side effects, dosing etc..Of course, I would never recomend giving xanax until your vet has done a health check up, and ideally, a basic blood test first. http://www.petplace.com/article/drug-library/library/prescription/alprazolam-xanax Lorazapam, has also been used but I see it less frequently.Hope that info helpsDr. Andy
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 1 year ago.
Hello
I hope everything is going okay. I apologize if you did not find my answer helpful or satisfactory? May I be of any further assistance?

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