My dog is on trasodone for severe anxiety during storms and it is not working. I was wondering if I can give him alprazolam (prescribed by his vet before prescribing trasodone) if he took a trasodone over 12 hours ago?
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with your dog?
Customer: He is severely agitated, pacing, panting, and won't go outside when I know he has to pee.
JA: Is this new behavior
Customer: No - this has been happening now for a few years during monsoon season, but I had hoped that the trasodone would work. I thought it did, because we had storm earlier in the week and he did not react. However, he is now in a state and I need to help him and it is the middle of the night here.
JA: The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Ozzy, Newfoundland
, 9 years old.
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Newfoundland?
Customer: He had surgery a year ago and radiation treatments that were completed about 8 months ago for a soft tissue sarcoma
, but his vet didn't think that was in any way related to his anxiety.