hello i am new to this site and have read your posts on xanex for cats.
first of all, never give a cat a medication that has not been prescribed by a vet. a low dose for a human is possibly a high dose for your cat.
xanex is what i refer to as a quick fix think about it later medication. for example if a human has a deathnin the family and is not dealing well usually a doctor will wrire a two week to one month supply so on those days your feeling blue xanex will take away some of that mental pain.
however it is higly addictive which leads me to my statement bout cats. you can not give your cat xanex for a few months, then when the problem of why you gave it to him in the first place has stopped.
your cat can have withdrawl symptoms such as grand mal seizures and potentially die.
so the better first option is to figure out what is causing my cat to behave in this manner. try to fix that instead of covering it up with xanex. if it is something like you bring a kitten into your home and your ten year old cat acts up, he may never stop and they might just end up hating each other. but giving the older cat xanex because he is not being friendly is not the answer because you caused the issue.
trust me xanex is not something to be taken so lightly. i rescued a cat today from a famiky whom had a mutual friend drop him off. well they forgot to mention he is on xanex and just did not gice it to him in the am. by the afternoon when i got him i said this cat is shaking and looks like he is about to have a seizure. we gave him a pill and in about 90 minutes he physically was better.
so before you decide to give xanex to your cat it could be life long and under no circumstances do you just stop giving it to him unless under vet care with a process of lowering doses over time.
i am not a vet. seek knowledgeable advicd from one. also keep the pills locked up if you have teenage children or even college, xanex is a very sought out drug to be used to get high.