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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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My my dog is 18.4 lbs. he is an 11 year old Shih Tzu. He had

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My my dog is 18.4 lbs. he is an 11 year old Shih Tzu. He had dental care yesterday, cleaning and extractions. I gave him a whole 25 mg tab of Rimadyl instead of a 1/2 dose per instructions. I was not reading it closely enough. Will he be okay? Will he be drowsy? Is this something that requires attention. My vet's office doesn't open for another hour to hour and a half.
My dog has no health issues.
Sharon Faletti
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.

Please don't be alarmed. A double dose administered once daily is an acceptable manner in which to dose this drug. You need only not administer the the prescribed 1/2 dose in 12 hours. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.