... night... he is 102 pounds... has bone cancer in leg ... trying to help him sleep
You must get authorisation from his vet to do this, but in my opinion i can't see a problem as dogs metabolise Gabapentin much quicker than humans, so closing the gap a bit between doses shouldn't be a problem. My only question... if your dog is taking the medication at 12 hour intervals, are you not giving a dose when he wakes and then before bed anyway? Sorry, just a little confused...
I would ask the vet about increasing it, but I would also ask about a pain medication for him. There are doggie motrins for example and they tolerate tramadol well. Even aspirin is better than no pain med. Just never tylenol, they can't metabolize it.
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