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Can I give my cat Xanax for pain?

Can I give my cat Xanax for pain?

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.

Are there any side effects of Xanax for cats?

When cats take Xanax, they most often become calmer and less anxious. However, some cats may become irritable, show increased affection, or become depressed. Sylvester looks pretty chill and ready for his cross-country trip after just a quarter of a Xanax pill: Can Xanax Cause Side Effects in Cats?

How often should I give my Cat Xanax?

For cats, the typical dose is 0.125 – 0.25 mg per cat, every 12 – 24 hours as needed. You should NEVER exceed more than 4 mg per day regardless of your pet’s weight. Some pets may be allergic to Xanax.

What kind of drug is Xanax for dogs?

Xanax is a brand name for a drug belonging to the class of medications called benzodiazepines (tranquilizer/sedative). This common drug treats anxiety and panic disorders in humans. Still, it can also be used for the same purpose in dogs and cats to treat moderate to severe situational anxiety.

Can a cat take digoxin while on Xanax?

Conversley, the use of Xanax may increase the effect of digoxin, a heart medication. Just because your cat might be taking one of the medications above doesn’t necessarily mean they can’t take Xanax. Your veterinarian may vary the dosage and/or have you monitor your pet more closely while taking the drug combination.

What are the side effects of hydroxyzine for cats?

The most common side effect is sedation. Other side effects may include excitability, tremors, dry mouth and increased drinking, constipation, or lack of appetite. Cats may exhibit behavioral changes. Severe side effects include difficulty urinating or seizures.

What happens to your dog when you take Xanax?

Rather than calm, your pet may become aggressive or hyper after taking Xanax. It’s also possible for your pet to experience withdrawal symptoms when taken off this drug after prolonged use. Xanax can make your dog very sick and even fatal if taken in high enough doses.

What can hydroxyzine be used for in dogs?

Hydroxyzine (brand names: Atarax®, Vistaril®, Masmoran®, Multipax®) is an antihistamine used to treat allergic and itchy conditions or as a sedative/tranquilizer. Its use in cats, dogs, ferrets, horses, and birds to treat itchiness is ‘off label’ or ‘extra label’. Many drugs are commonly prescribed for off label use in veterinary medicine.

What’s the difference between Xanax and hydroxyzine?

Although hydroxyzine and Xanax can each be utilized for the management of anxiety, the medications differ in many ways. Notable differences between hydroxyzine and Xanax (alprazolam) in the United States include: drug classification; approved medical uses; formatting; mechanism of action; legal scheduling; and elimination half-life.