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We are in hurricane...

We are in hurricane shelter and our Italian greyhound cannot calm down. The only people drug we have is xanax would that work in a very small quantity to calm him. We don't know what to do. We did not anticipate him being this way

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with the dog?

He cannot stop digging in crate shaking all over and we must leave him in crate in this hurricane shelter I can't stop crying for him

Veterinarian's Assistant: The noise must be worrying. I'll connect you to the Veterinarian. What is the dog's name and age?

Iggy 12 year old Italian greyhound 9 pounds

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Iggy?

Just I love him and afraid of loosing everything we have several more days in this sheltet

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today.

In regards ***** ***** question, you can try Xanax provided Iggy has no known health issues nor on any other medications that could interact. Dose-wise, a 9lb dog can have 0.09- 0.45mg given orally every 12 hours. After this is given, plan to cover the kennel with a dark colored towel/blanket to just block out some of the light and noise to help him settle. It may also help to move his dog crate to a inner room (without external walls) if available to dampen his hearing the noise or feeling the change in air pressures from the storm.

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Dr. B.

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