The optimal dose of alprazolam for most dogs that have any element of panic to their response is 0.02 to 0.04 mg/kg. Because alprazolam comes in 0.25-, 0.5-, 1- and 2-mg tablets that are scored, it’s easy to find a dose that works for most animals. For a medium-sized dog, starting with an initial 0.25-mg dose is best.
How many mg of Xanax can a dog have?
Xanax Dosage For Dogs and Cats
Xanax is available in tablet form, and you can administer it with or without food. For dogs, the typical dose of Xanax is 0.01 – 0.05 mg per pound, every 6 to 12 hours as needed. For cats, the typical dose is 0.125-0.25 mg per cat, every 8 to 24 hours.
How much Xanax can I give my 50 pound dog?
50 lb dog is 0.5 mg (~0.02mg/kg). Give a 0.5 mg about 1.5-2 hours before anticipated event. Then, repeat a full (0.5 mg) or half dose (0.25mg) 30 minutes before event.
What happens if you give your dog too much Xanax?
Xanax toxicity can range from mild to severe. In the most severe cases it can lead to respiratory and/or cardiac distress for your dog. This is considered a medical emergency and you need to get your dog to your veterinarian as soon as possible.
What will Xanax do to my dog?
The medication prescribed for your pet, alprazolam (Xanax), is a benzodiazepine. It may cause your pet to be very slightly sedated and/or ataxic for a few days. Potential side effects may include changes in heart and respiratory rates, vomiting, diarrhea, inappetence, lethargy, and fainting.
Can Xanax make a dog hyper?
In some situations, you may find that your dog’s behavior becomes aggressive or hyper after taking the medication rather than calmed. These are known as paradoxical effects.
Is Alazopram a Xanax?
Alprazolam (Xanax XR, Niravam), is an anti-anxiety medication in the benzodiazepine drug family, the same family that includes diazepam (Valium), clonazepam (Klonopin), lorazepam (Ativan), flurazepam (Dalmane), and others.
What are the side effects of alprazolam?
Alprazolam may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
- difficulty concentrating.
How long does it take for Xanax to affect dogs?
Monitor your pet for adverse effects the first time you administer this medication. This medication will take effect quickly, in about 1 to 2 hours, and improvement in clinical signs should follow.
What is the best medication for dogs with anxiety?
The best dog anxiety medication
|The best dog anxiety medication|
|Prozac (fluoxetine)||Rx||Antidepressant selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI)|
|Trazodone||Rx||Antidepressant selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI)|
|Xanax (alprazolam)||Rx||Benzodiazepine GABA receptor agonist|