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Is Trazodone Right For Your Pet?
Trazodone can be used to treat many mental illnesses as well as help pets keep calm while recovering from surgery. There are also some serious side effects and potential side effects to consider when thinking about giving your pet Trazodone. The use of Trazodone should always be discussed with you pet’s vet prior to giving the medication. As with any harder drug, some pets may need to be weaned off Trazodone to keep them from experiencing withdrawal symptoms.
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