Trazodone uses in dogs – Everything you need to know

Trazodone in dogs
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What is trazodone?

Trazodone prescribed for dogs is usually in tablet form. However, trazodone capsules and liquids do exist.

What is trazodone used for in dogs?

The use of trazodone in dogs is very similar to that in humans in that it improves anxiety.

Are there any side effects of trazodone?

Thankfully, trazodone is a short-acting drug, meaning that the side effects are usually mild and quick to improve.

Is trazodone safe to give if your dog takes other medications?

Not all medications are safe to give with trazodone, so you should always ensure your veterinarian knows your dog's full medical history, even supplements you might be giving them at home.

What is Serotonin Syndrome?

Too much serotonin can have serious consequences, so you must speak to your veterinarian if you notice any symptoms of serotonin syndrome.

Are there any other situations where trazodone isn’t suitable for a dog?



Dr. Hannah Godfrey MRCVS graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2011. Although she initially worked in mixed practice treating all species, she found a love for small animal work and has worked exclusively with dogs and cats since 2014. She lives in Wales with her partner, son, and two cats (named Poppy and Ashton Kutcher), and writes comedy fiction in her spare time.

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