I have a cat on 2mg valium to keep him from peeing elsewhere from the litter box. Can anyone tell me the difference between 2mg valium and 1mg ativan? Are they similar at all? Has ativan ever been prescribed for this ‘cat peeing’ problem?
BTW, no, I did not take the valium (rolling my eyes here…) I know what ativan is all about; just wondering exactly what my cat is getting. Valium was prescribed by the vet; I’ve had to cut it in 1/2 cuz 2mg was making the poor little guy wobble all over. Wondering if ativan would have been a better choice. Apparently not!
Thanx for your answers; no I would not give my cat prescription drugs. As I said, just wondering what the difference between the two is, as I know nothing about valium except that it’s seriously addictive.
They are different drugs!!!!!!!!!! Do not give your cat a prescription medication without the vet giving the OK!!!!!
they are in the same family I think. Valium being Diazepam, and Ativan being Lorazepam. But there must be a difference. I am not sure if Ativan has ever been prescribed for a cat and a peeing problem.
You could ask the vet.
by: ARE YOUR NEWFS GELLIN’?
on: 29th March 07