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What is the dosage for Tramadol daily for a 15 lb, 8 yr old

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What is the dosage for Tramadol daily for a 15 lb, 8 yr old poodle?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Larson replied 5 years ago.

larsondvm :

The starting dose of tramadol for a dog is 1-2 mg of medication for every kg the dog weighs, administered twice per day. Depending on the dog’s pain-management needs, the starting tramadol dosage can be up to 5 mg per kg the dog weighs, and the dose can be given at more frequent intervals, up to four times a day.

larsondvm :

That would make the dose for Teddy about 7-14mg twice daily. The lower dose is generally used for chronic pain, and the higher dose is used for immediate pain relief.

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