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Benzodiazepines are not intended to be used on a daily basis, due to their fast acting properties. In addition, since benzodiazepines have a very short half life in the body, they are typically metabolized within several hours. Additionally, physical dependence can occur when benzodiazepines are used regularly. The most prescribed benzodiazepines by veterinarians are Xanax, Klonopin, and Valium. These medications are prescribed to help dogs that suffer from anxiety and phobias associated with thunder, panic attacks, loud noises, and separation anxiety. Dosages for these drugs are usually low in the initial part of the treatment and increase as tolerance builds. This is one the greatest dangers with using these medications on a regular basis. Finally, benzodiazepines can be and are often combined with SSRI’s and TCA’s.
Xanax, which is known generically as alprazolam is the quickest acting of the benzodiazepines, and normally, does not cause sedation as seen with similar drugs. To get the most effect from this medication, it should be given in anticipation of a severe anxiety episode. On many occasions this is very difficult to do and not always very practical.
Klonopin, which is generically known, as clonazepam takes longer to work, but has a longer lasting effect. Additionally, Klonopin is used not only for anxiety, but seizures as well.
Valium is generically known as diazepam has a more sedative effect, so it is not as effective as the other benzodiazepines in treating anxiety. Despite being very short acting, Valium’s effect does not work as quickly as the others.