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I feel awful asking this but my dog is dying and I cant afford to have him put down but have oxycodone on hand would 90mgs be enough to make it be painless? Am being selfish to try to get him to hang on but poor dog is miserable and I have to let him go please help me he is only 32 lbs now and not eating anymore

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about your dog?

No he is 91/2 yrs old but has cancer and a huge blockage and cant poop and kidneys have slowed considerably

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner and I'm sorry to hear of this with your dog. To answer you directy, 90 mg isn't likely to euthanize him. The LD50 for rats (the dose that kills 50% of test subjects) is greater than 45 mg/lb which would be equivalent to over 1,400 mg for your dog. Dogs given 9 mg/lb (nearly 300 mg) experienced decreased activity, sedation, ataxia ("drunken sailor"), pale mucous membranes and slow capillary refill time.

Please consider bringing him to your local animal shelter or SPCA who can euthanize him gratis or perhaps for a small donation. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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