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Can you tell me the maximum dosage of hycodan for 8.5 be

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Can you tell me the maximum dosage of hycodan for 8.5 be dog? /she has chef and developed a cough last week. 1/4 of 5 mg every 4 hrs is what cardiologist said is ok. I gave it to her at 9 am and she was still coughing a little so i just gave her 1/2 of a 1/4. Is this an ok dodge?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Deb replied 8 months ago.

Hello, I'm Dr. Deb and will do my best to help you today.

I'm sorry for this concern about Sophie. Please give me a minute to calculate the dose for a dog this weight. Deb

Expert:  Dr. Deb replied 8 months ago.

There's a range of dosages for this drug for a dog this size: 0.7 to 2.0 mg every 6-12 hours.....which would be 1/8th of a 5 mg tablet at the low end and about 1/2 of a 5 mg tablet at the high end (or even slightly higher).

It sounds as if the extra amount that you gave should be fine.

I don't dose any more often than every 6 hours although if the cardiologist told you every 4 was fine, then I defer to their judgement.

I hope this helps. Deb