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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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She keeps fighting with my other dog both boxers, she'll

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She keeps fighting with my other dog both boxers, she'll just go after her for no reason. The one in question is a 65 pound white rescue. We've had her for 6 years, on vacation with no access to vet. I have prescriptions for .5 mg of Ativan can I give her one?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Strange behavior is often perplexing. I'm sure the Veterinarian can help you. What is the Boxer's name?
Customer: Lola
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Lola?
Customer: No she knows her history of nervous anxiety. But unreachable
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 months ago.

Lorazepam can be safely administered to dogs in the wide range of 0.01 - 0.1 per pound of body weight 1-3 times daily or on an as needed basis. Please note, however, that the benzodiazepines such as lorazepam can cause aggression as one of their adverse effects. That said, with initiation of therapy, dosage increases, or at higher dosages, ataxia ("drunken sailor"), somnolence (sleepiness), and lethargy are more common adverse effects. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.