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Analgesia and Anaesthesia

Lancaster AR, Lee JA, Hovda LR et al.

Angell Animal Medical Center, Boston, MA, USA.

 J Vet Emerg Crit Care (San Antonio) 2011; 21:658–65.

Editor’s note: In this retrospective study, 317 cases of sleep aid medication toxicosis in dogs were examined over a period of 6 years. The most common sleep aid ingested was zolpidem (75.7%), followed by eszopiclone (19.5%) and zaleplon (4.7%), all three of which are non-benzodiazepines. Of the 317 dogs, 36.6% were symptomatic, whereas 63.4% remained asymptomatic.

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