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My dog weighs 100lbs. I am giving him Meloxidyl, if directions

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My dog weighs 100lbs. I am giving him Meloxidyl, if directions say initial dosage is 0.09mg/lb how much should he be getting? Also first dosage it changes to 0.045 mg/lb how much is that?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.
Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both todayAt 100 pounds (45 kg) we tend to start the first day at a double dose then sequential daily dosages are halved thereafter. So in dogs for an anti-inflammatory effect, meloxicam is dosed at 0.1 mg per pound (0.2 mg/kg) initially, followed by 0.05 mg per pound (0.1 mg/kg) once daily.In Diesel this would be 9 mg day one then 4.5 mg daily thereafter with food. Discontinue if there is any vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, reduced appetite and contact your veterinarian for an alternative dose.CLICK HERE for more information on this medication in dogsPlease let me know how else I can assist you both today If you have more questions or if I can help in any other way, please do not hesitate to ask! If you would like to accept my answer, please press RATE OUR CONVERSATION at the top of your screen (I am not compensated in any other way). Bonuses are always welcome. Thanks!
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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.
Hi April,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Diesel. How is everything going?

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