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what dosage of alpha lipoic acid should I give my dog

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what dosage of alpha lipoic acid should I give my dog
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gregg replied 4 years ago.

drgregg :

Hello, I'm Dr Gregg, a licensed veterinarian.I'm here to help you.

drgregg :

I'm not sure, offhand. Give me a few minutes and I will check for you

drgregg :

OK, I'm back

drgregg :

The dose is based on the dogs weight. Do you know her weight?

Customer:

12 kg

drgregg :

The dose ranges from 1 - 5 mg/kg. The pharmacologist I checked with said it is fairly safe. What are you giving it for?

Customer:

elevated ALP

Customer:

so if the sopplement contains 25 mg

Customer:

its should be fine correct ?

drgregg :

Good. Have they discussed using Sam-e also?

drgregg :

Yes. the dose would be between 12 and 60 mg. 25 mgs would be fine.

Customer:

no, he is an older dog and its only slight elevated, the vet recommended hepato support

Customer:

but I bought another supplement, that has a slightly higher dosage that is why I was inquiring

drgregg :

Good again. Catching these things early is the key to succesfully treating them

Customer:

thanks for the answer

drgregg :

Alpha lipoic acid is an excellent antioxident- good for all sorts of things in old dogs

drgregg :

Good luck with your dog

Customer:

thks again

drgregg :

Do you have any other questions?

drgregg :

your welcome

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