Can Chlorzoxazone begiven to large dogs that have hip pain?
Question posted by Loudogg0 on 9 May 2012
Last updated on 31 January 2019
I wouldnt give it without talking to your veterinarian first. Many drugs taken by humans cant be processed by dogs. Most reasons for hip pain in large dogs is either a hip dysplasia or arthritis. For these conditions I doubt chlorzoxazone (a muscle relaxer) will help. These are inflammatory conditions. Aspirin is fairly safe for use in dogs. The buffered type is best. You can give 10-25mg for each 2.2lbs two or three times a day. This will help keep your dog comfortable until you can get him to the vet for something better.
This is a question for your vet. This site is an awesome resource for information but I would not make this decision based on anything anyone says here about this. Hope this helps.
- Chlorzoxazone uses and safety info
- Chlorzoxazone information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side effects of Chlorzoxazone (detailed)
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