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I have a 11 1\2 yr old Samoyed who is experiencing some age related pain. Its in his hind qtrs. Can I give him gabapentine as I have some at home?
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr Scott Nimmo, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr Scott Nimmo, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

Hello again,

I have worked out an answer for you below.

1. Sure, this could be a useful stand-in measure to make Jack more comfortable until such times as you can get to your vet. This drug { Gabapentin } is fairly frequently prescribed for dogs and a suitable dose rate would be in the region of 2.5 mg per pound of your dog's bodyweight given every eight hours.

2. Here is a link to an accurate article which covers how this drug { Gabapentin } is used in dogs: LINK

But in any case, I should be available online for you for the next four or five hours today so please do not hesitate to get straight back to me if you would like to talk things over with me further.

Regards,

Dr Scott
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr Scott Nimmo, Dog Veterinarian replied 4 months ago

Hello again,

I am just checking back in to see how your Samoyed is getting on after our recent dialogue concerning his pain relief ...

Please get back to me and let me know how things are going.

Regards,

Dr Scott
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