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Hello! My name is XXXXX XXXXX it will be my pleasure to help you with your dog today.Alprazolam (the trade name for Xanax) is an antianxiety medication that is used in dogs from time to time to help not only with anxiety behaviors, but also with unwanted bad behaviors.The average dose for dogs is 0.01 to 0.05 mg per pound (0.02 to 0.1 mg/kg) given orally every 12 hours...which means a dog who is 60 pounds could get 0.6mgs..as you can see, that is a very small dose...less than 1mg...so dosing from a human medication is almost impossible...which is why I recommend you get the medication for your dog from a vet...I'd hate for you to accidentally overdose the dog because it's so hard to scale down a human medication for dogs.
There's more information on Xanax here: http://www.petplace.com/drug-library/alprazolam-xanax/page1.aspx I hope this helps.
can you answer my other dog question also...I have been waiting for almost 20 minutes..
Thanks...I have already taken him to the ER vet and back...of course he made a miraculous recovery when we got there...