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At 43 pounds (19.5 kg) her dose range includes- Gabapentin 4-10 mg/kg so 80-195 mg every 8 hours- Tramadol 1-4 mg/kg so 19.5- 80 mg every 6-8 hours (in orthopedic cases this can be increased even further)- Diazepam 0.5-2 mg/kg as needed so 10- even 40 mg dosage is safeUnfortunately as you mentioned the sedation is caused by each individual medication doubled but because it is cumulative sedation it is having a harder effect on her.All are within the safe range for her size but the sedative effects are going to be amplified. Please make sure you are able to wake her overnight and if she seems to be ataxic (wobbly on her feet) then her blood pressure might also be low and a veterinary er is called forI hope this makes sense but please let me know how else I can assist you both today, I am online another 30 minutes tonight
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Good afternoon, I wanted to check in on your Wheaten to see if she was simply sedated through the evening or if you had to take her to the er? I would love an update when you are able
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