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Is Lorazepam ever used with cats and at what dose

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Is Lorazepam ever used with cats and at what dose?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Cat
Expert:  DrLucy replied 8 years ago.
Yes. It is sometimes used in place of diazepam and seems to have less potential for liver toxicity. The dose is 1/4 of a 0.5 mg tab once or twice a day, but some cats have a paradoxic reaction and seem hyper on it. It is recommended to do a low-dose trial first, before you need to use it.