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Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!At 75 pounds (34 kg) the normal dose of 150 mg is 4.4 mg/kg which is a high end dose. Giving an additional 150 mg puts the dose at 8.8 mg/kg which is a high dose used with some orthopedic procedures. Because she is used to the 4.4 mg/kg if used regularly then she likely will be more sedated by the higher dose and nothing further but please monitor her closely for any signs of reduced responsiveness in the next 2-4 hours as a precautionIf you wanted to be absolutely safe then you can induce vomiting to bring up the additional dose. You can induce vomiting with 3% hydrogen peroxide 1 tsp per ten pounds (i.e. 2 tbsp & 2 tsp) then walk around to mix it in the stomach and agitate the lining. If no vomiting within 10-15 minutes it can be repeated once only in hopes of inducing vomiting.The typical dose for dogs is 1-4 mg/kg but with orthopedic procedures can go up to 10 mg/kg. It is not commonly used but can be used in severe painful situations. With her age and depending on her overall health this dose may have a more significant effect on her. If you elect not to induce vomiting and her responsiveness reduces overnight please consider a veterinary er to give supportive care such as IV fluids to minimize further effectsAgain I don't expect this to be the case but I do want you to be aware of what to monitor for tonightI hope this makes sense but please let me know how else I can assist you both tonight
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