Is my dog's Valium the same as my Diazepam? Can I give her half of mine, instead of paying full price of non-generic. She only needs it when she has to go someplace new, and then she has seizures. She is also on Clomipramine and I often wonder if the Clomipramine caused these seizures in the first place.
Pet's Gender: Female
Pet's Age: 11
Type of Animal: Female American Eskie
Name of Animal: Olivia
Olivia was a rescued dog, from Peskie Eskies, and like all of my rescued animals, she has her neurotic tendencies, although she came through the "scary years" (when my vet said he had to put down a number of puppy milled Eskies, I socialized her so much, she really is very good, and sweet, except with children (although she loves my grandson) my question is. can I substitute one half of my diazepam for her 5mg. valium? and is it possible that clomipramine caused seizures? She didnt have them until she was about 6 years old, and she only gets them when she smells something or walks under a doorway in a place she doesn't know. Lately, things have been a lot better, but after seeing her seize for about one minute, I am scared.
Hi Sir or Madam,
Diazepam and valium are indeed the same drug. The human formulation is the same as the drug given to dogs. I can not advise you to give any prescription drug to your dog. If your dog has been prescribed valium by your vet, then your dog should be able to take the same dosage of diazepam with no problems. You can read about precautions, dosages and usage information here:
You can read about clomipramine here:
Seizures can be caused by a large number of different things including no known reason which are called idiopathic. You can read about seizures here:
Given the number of different causes for seizures it is unlikely that the medcation is to blame. I hope this information is helpful to you.
Former vol Vet Assistant.Breeder 16+ years Dog trainer / behaviorist