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I accidentally gave my dog 600 mg gabapentin. It was only

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I accidentally gave my dog 600 mg gabapentin. It was only supposed to be half the pill (300 mg). I called the animal hospital that prescribed it today and they said he would be okay, just very sleepy. I asked if I should induce vomiting and they said no. He weighs about 65-70 lbs. I'm a worry wort, will he be okay??
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

Rose, dosing of gabapentin usually falls into the 5-15 mg/lb range every 8 hours which would be equivalent to at least 325 - 975 mg for your 65 lb dog. He's going to be OK, worry wort. Sedation and ataxia ("drunken sailor") are probably the most likely adverse effects seen in dogs but there's a good chance that he's remain unaffected.

Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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Thank you so much!
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 1 year 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.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago
Hi Rose,

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

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