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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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I have 5 mg Xanax, how much can I give m he weighs 8#. Till

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I have 5 mg Xanax , how much can I give him he weighs 8#. Till i see the vet in the morning.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Please let me know if you still need help. Dr. Altman rightly told you that you have to be careful with the dose of Xanax in such a small dog and it's not the best drug for seizure control. For adjunctive treatment of canine anxiety disorders or phobias I usually dose at 0.01 - 0.025 mg/lb or just 0.08 - 0.2 mg for an 8 lb dog.