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Fireworks tonight dogs terrified is zopiclone drug safe dogs

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Customer: fireworks tonight dogs terrified is zopiclone drug safe for 6kgs dogs
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Customer: 12year old plus 10yr old maltese cross female dog very stressed out firewoks will start in 30 mins time
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 1 year ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian & I would like to help you with your wee one today.

I am very sorry to say (but want to prevent you from causing your lass harm and having to rush her to the ER tonight) but this is not safe to give her. This isn't a drug we use in dogs and even at low doses can cause some serious toxicity signs. This includes wobbliness, weakness, lethargy, disorientation, GI upset, crying, tremors, and in some dogs it can even make them hyperactive. So, we cannot use this for her in this situation.

Instead, since she is a very stressed dog, you would be best to ring her local vet or ER vet. They can provide a safe alternative. Otherwise, there are OTC supportive treatments (if your vet or pet stores are open just now) like Kalmaid, Adaptil, Zylkene, and Composure that could help reduce her stress and get her through tonight. Furthermore, whichever of these options you take, do try to keep her in an internal room (with no outside walls). If you don't have one, then make sure the curtains are closed and you have some noise (ie radio, TV, etc) to lessen her exposure to the fireworks and reduce her stress. You can even let her have access to a dog crate covered with thick blankets to reduce the noise or a closet where she can curl up and feel secure.

So, those would be safer options here and we'd need to avoid the Zopiclone for her to prevent any harm.

Please take care,

Dr. B.


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