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Should I give my dog methocarbamol 500mg 1/6 tab along with

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Should I give my dog methocarbamol 500mg 1/6 tab along with Vetalog1.5 mg 1/4 tab together his back is out and I have these from previous vet visits not sure if they can be used together
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Methocarbamol is commonly given in conjunction with a steroid when addressing myelopathy (spinal cord disorder) in dogs. The dose I recommend initially is 60 mg/lb divided into 2-3 doses over a 24 hour period and then 30-60 mg/lb divided over the next days; if no response is seen in 5 days, it should be discontinued. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.