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Benzodiazepines

Severity scale:

Benzodiazepines are often used in both humans and in animals for sedation, anti-anxiety treatment, or the treatment of seizures. Commonly found under prescription names such as Klonopin, Valium, Xanax, and Ativan, to name a few, drugs within this class often end with the suffix of -azepam or -zolam. Because of the variety of conditions these medications are used to treat, they are now found in homes across the country. Even if your pet has a prescription for a benzodiazepine, make sure to follow dosage instructions. Even one extra dose of this medication can be toxic and even life-threatening, as severe central nervous system and respiratory depression can develop. If your pet has gotten into any benzodiazepine accidentally or unexpectedly, toxicity is more likely to occur.

Toxic to: 
Dogs and Cats
A family of many medications with the suffix of -azepam or -zolam, including but not limited to alprazolam (commonly under the brand name of Xanax), clonazepam (Klonopin), lorazepam (Ativan), diazepam (Valium), midazolam (Versed), nitrazepam, oxazepam, pinazepam, prazepam, and zolazepam
Symptoms: 
Waling drunk, depression, tremors, seizures, hypothermia, vocalization, and anxiety.
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