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my cat ate a xanax,what will it do to him

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my cat ate a xanax,what will it do to him
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. May replied 7 years ago.
HiCustomer

How long ago did this happen?
What is the dosage of the xanax pill?
What did you try to induce vomiting with?
Has he vomited?
How is he acting right now?

Thanks,
Dr. May
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
dose was 1mg,tried to inducevomiting with my finger. no he did not vomit, took about 30_45 min ago
Expert:  Dr. May replied 7 years ago.
One last question. How much does your cat weigh?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
8 lbs seems ok at this time
Expert:  Dr. May replied 7 years ago.
Xanax is also called Alprazolam, a Benzodiazepine that is used in cats to treat anxiety. A published dose is 0.25 mg/kg every 12 hours. That would mean that your cat ingested a normal published dose. She did not ingest a toxic dose. This medication may cause sedation, increased appetite, and possibly some stumbling here and there. In cats especially you may see irritability, increased affection, or depression. Please monitor her closely tonight.

Good luck. Please let me know if I may be of further help.

Dr. May
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
thank you very much
Expert:  Dr. May replied 7 years ago.
You are very welcome. Have a good night.
Dr. May
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