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I have an 8 year old male GSD, neutered. Has severe

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I have an 8 year old male GSD, neutered. Has severe arthritis in his spine near his tail and in his rear paws. Also has inflammatory bowel disease. Regularly takes 10 mg prednisone day to control the IBD. Takes Norco 1/2 a 5/325 am and pm for pain. Is hurting badly tonight. We just got in from vacation and he has been in the care of a dog sitter. Was over active with him. Was wondering if it is safe to dose with gabapentin until his vet is in on Monday.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?

Cash.

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Cash?

Only that he is a great dog and his hips are hurting.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I have on hand 300 mg gabapentin.
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. B., Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your wee one’s situation, and wanted to help.

Again I do apologize that my colleagues could not aid you sooner, but can you tell me:

What does her weigh?

Does your Gabapentin have Xylitol in it?

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