Risks of sedating your cat

Alprazolam is useful in cases where your pet is otherwise unable to control their anxiety, helping them reclaim their life.

Due to the effects this drug has on the brain, along with our limitations in understanding how the brain actually works, certain vets advise against giving this drug to pets exhibiting signs of aggression, warning that the effect of alprazolam is just strong enough to rid these pets of the very anxiety that is holding back their aggressive outbursts.

The effects of digoxin might be increased if taking with alprazolam, and should be monitored.

In general, taking alprazolam with barbiturates or other CNS depressants might increase the sedative effects.

First, I told him that not only is Bob suffering from dental disease that could aggravate his kidneys, liver or heart, but he is also in chronic pain.

This pain is adversely affecting his quality of life and will only get worse over time.

Drugs like cimetidine, erythromycin, itraconazole, ketoconazole, propranolol, or valproic acid might decrease the metabolism of alprazolam, and cause an increase in sedition.

Sedatives have been used for years in pets to calm them and reduce nervousness, usually in association with thunderstorms or fireworks.A few weeks ago, I had a client who had a cat with severe dental disease.This client initially declined my strong recommendation for oral surgery because he was afraid of sedating his 14-year-old-cat, Bob.I believe an educated client makes the best health care decision for their pets.I recommend that you ask your veterinarian the following questions to help minimize your pet's anesthetic risks: Bob was sedated this week and his teeth were cleaned and evaluated.

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