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I am giving my Rottweiler Ace tomorrow to calm him down for

groomer he is being shaved....
I am giving my Rottweiler Ace tomorrow to calm him down for groomer he is being shaved.. Mine are 10 mg my vet said 2 pills but it didn't even faze him last week when his appointment was cancelled my vet is closed now and the groomer wants me to give him the pills at 8am he is 3 yrs old and a very active and healthy pup.. Groomer said 1mg per pound and that would be 10 pills I don't want to knock him out just make him relaxed what would you advise
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Hello my name is***** and I am a licensed veterinarian with over 9 years of experience. I am hoping to help you with your pet today. Since I can’t physically exam your pet, I may need to respond with several follow up questions so I can best help you. Remember there is no limit on how many questions you can ask to in order to clarify any information I have provided regarding your pet. I just have a few initial questions to ask to gather some more information if you don’t mind?. How much does your Rottweiler weigh

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Okay thanks for the additional information. Since Acepromazine can have some serious side effects in dogs I wouldn't recommend going higher than 50 mg of Ace or 5 tabs . I would start at 25 mg first to see if it helps then work your way up . In some dogs it can make them very sedate and it can take a long time to recover.

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