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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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My name is ***** ***** and my dog weighs 90 lbs and takes 3

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Customer: my name is ***** ***** and my dog weighs 90 lbs and takes 3 50 mg tablets of tramadol twice a day my husband gave him his nighttime dosage twenty minutes ago and I just repeated the dosage.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: also doubled a 100 mg Rimadyl dosage at the same time
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Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
hello do you have an answer for me??? I can't wait much longer...it was a double dosage
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 10 months ago.

The new dosing recommendations for tramadol are 2-5 mg/lb up to thrice daily or 180 - 450 mg thrice daily for your dog. Even the double dose tonight is within dosing guidelines. You might see additional sedation but he should remain safe. 200 mg of Rimadyl is a once daily dose for a 90 lb dog and so you should skip dosing him tomorrow with Rimadyl and return to his regular dosing schedule on 1/17.

Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Thank you so very much!!!
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 10 months ago.

You're quite welcome. I can't set a follow-up in this venue so please return to our conversation - even after rating - with an update at your convenience.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 10 months ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Dr. Michael Salkin