... night... he is 102 pounds... has bone cancer in leg ... trying to help him sleep
Gabapentin - my dog is taking 1 100mg every 12 hrs for pain... can I give him another for pain at?
Question posted by rayholton on 22 Nov 2015
Last updated on 23 November 2015
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.
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...
- Gabapentin uses and safety info
- Gabapentin information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
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