Game Changer Medications: Trazodone, Gabapentin, Clonidine, & Benzodiazepines

The Fast Track - Using as-needed medications to boost improvements


When patients get to Behavior Vets, we want to get help on board fast.

Thankfully there are a variety of medications that can get a plan moving in less than 2 hours, and there is more and more research on how well they work. Unfortunately, if you aren't working with a veterinary behavior team, the nuts and bolts of how they are used can be a mystery.

We believe animals and families get better faster when they have an educated team, so in this webinar series, we will cover four of the most popular situational medications for dogs and cats: Trazodone, Gabapentin, Clonidine, & Benzodiazepines.

  • Pet owners- Are you supporting an anxious or fearful pet? Are you interested in learning more about the options before you talk to your veterinarian? This webinar will help prepare you to be a better advocate and get better results.
  • Trainers/Behavior Consultants- Have you wondered why trazodone is prescribed so often? Are you curious about why you don't see gabapentin used more often or why the dose range is different from vet to vet? Join us for a deeper look into the mechanisms of action and common clinical uses for these medications.
  • Veterinarians- This webinar will refine the way you use these fast-acting medications as single agents and in combination treatments. If you've never used them, let's help you get more comfortable with these amazing options.

Medications can help animals feel less stressed, fearful, or anxious in an hour or two? Join us for the first of our Two-Part series where we discuss the newest, fast-acting options for treatment of behavioral disorders in animals. We will cover recent research and clinical applications, and then we will open up for a lively discussion. Bring your questions. Bring your debates. Bring it all.

This webinar is suitable for veterinary professionals, animal trainers, animal behaviorists and anyone with an interest in evidence-based behavior intervention.


About Dr. C:

Dr. E’Lise Christensen DVM is a board-certified veterinary behaviorist and an international lecturer and author. Dr. C received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Iowa State University in 2002. She first became interested in veterinary behavior as a high school student when she worked at a veterinary practice and began training animals for pet therapy at a local substance abuse facility. While in veterinary school she researched separation anxiety in shelter dogs, was an assistant trainer at an animal shelter, and studied with numerous board-certified veterinary behaviorists.