After visiting the veterinarian, if your dog is prescribed trazodone for anxiety-related issues, usually given orally in the form of a tablet, it’s critical to follow the doctor’s prescribed orders. That’s because trazodone has a large dose range. It’s important to start with a lower dosage and gradually increase it (according to your vet’s instruction) as it can make your dog sleepy or groggy in higher doses.
When Owners Shouldn’t Give Trazodone to Dogs
Owners should always consult with their veterinarian and be sure to share all medications their dog is taking to ensure there are no dangerous interactions. The VCA notes that the following drugs should be used with caution when prescribed with trazodone:
- Antihypertensive drugs
- Azole antifungals
- CNS depressants
- Macrolide antibiotics
- Monomine oxidase inhibitors…