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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 Shelly is in pain. I want to give him 5mg of oxycodone,

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My Shelly is in pain. I want to give him 5mg of oxycodone
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Nash 14 years old. Just had surgery two weeks for a sarcoma. Now he can't walk up atairs
JA: Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?
Customer: No would woundhello?
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Nash?
Customer: The vet said he had a tight hamstring on that leg and there was a knot at the top of the thigh but he didn't think it was a tumor.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 6 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 6 months ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Please let me know if you still need help. May I have an update on Nash, please?

To answer you directly, oxycodone can be dosed at 0.05 mg per pound of body weight every 4-12 hours as need be. The dose can be increased up to 4X (0.2 mg per pound of body weight) if necessary. Be careful with such a potent opiate in a 14 year old. This drug can cause profound respiratory depression if overdosed.

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