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What is correct dosage for methacarbamol for 60 pound dog

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What is correct dosage for methacarbamol for 60 pound dog that has soar back. No other health problems. Thinking of combining with prednisone 15mg. Does this seems ok. Also how often can you spray dog with pyretherin for fleas. Not sure if it washes off during bathes. Thanks
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 9 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 9 months ago.

You can learn more about methocarbomol here: including the dosage of 20-30 mg per pound of pet's body weight every 8-12 hours for first day, then 10-30 mg per pound every 8-12 hours, thereafter.

If you are not using a single dosage of flea prevention like advantage, advantix, frontline, comfortis, bravecto, etc. This is likely why you are seeing recurrent flea issues. The pyrethrin spray should have a dosing schedule on the bottle which is typically every few days and it is often washed off with any type of water/soap exposure. If this dog is one that swims or likes to play in the water, an oral prevention would be more useful like Comfortis, nexgard, bravecto, etc.

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Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I did see that mg suggestion when searching for answers. 1200 mg Methacarbamol seemed like a lot. Would you recommend that once or twice a day and for how long. Also what about the predisone of 15 mg. would you break that dosage into 2 doses or the whole dose at once.
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 9 months ago.

You can certainly use a lower dose and work your way up to a higher dose, if needed. I would start at once a day and see how she responds. If she needs more, go to twice daily. I would use the methocarbomol before the steroids to see if she improves without steroids. There are inherent risks that come with giving steroids and methocarbomol risk is much lower. If she is not improved in 24-48 hours, message me back here and I'll walk you through adding the prednisone.