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What is the correct dosage 65 pound American blue nose

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what is the correct dosage for a 65 pound American blue nose pitbull... would need to use for sedation to change bandages ninjinjured leg injured leg
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 2 years ago.
Hello and thanks for requesting me, Just to let you know that I am locked on to your question and am working on it now.My name is***** and I am a small animal vet with many years experience and rest assured I will do my best to answer your question to your satisfaction today. You can expect a written reply sometime within the next fifteen minutes or so.We also have the option to talk things over by telephone or via an internet service such as Skype. Please get back to me if this is more convenient for you. { There is a small extra charge for phone calls }Regards,Dr Scott
Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 2 years ago.
Hello again and thanks for waiting. I have worked out an answer for you below ... 1. This drug is used off label by some vets and the dose rate to some extent would be at their discretion depending on what you wanted to use the drug for and their previous experience with the drug. For the treatment of anxieties, a dose rate of 0.1 mg per kg of the dog's bodyweight given orally twice a day might be used by some vets. Where you wanted to achieve deep sedation, a higher dose of up to 0.5 mg/kg might be used by some vets. 2. The judgement whether to dose your dog with Lorazepam is of course up to you but I can tell you that if I was dealing with such a case face to face I would be concerned about giving much of a higher dose rate because the dog is already on Tramadol, I might consider say 0.2 mg / KG initially given one hour before the desired effect was needed and observe the effect. I hope I have covered your question fully enough but if you would like further clarification or to talk things over a bit more then I will be on-line for the next hour or so and I will be more than pleased to continue working with you. Regards, ***** be kind enough to rate my service to you after we have concluded our dialogue, such feedback helps me maintain the quality of my answers.