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My 78 lb Labrador has arthritis and we have run out of her…

My 78 lb Labrador...

My 78 lb Labrador has arthritis and we have run out of her anti inflammatory meds. What can I give her temporarily for pain. She is in otherwise good health

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is the Labrador's name and age?

Fudge and she is 10

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do you have any tramadol or gabapentin?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Neurontin?

yes, neurontin is gabapentin.....what mg do you have?

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Neurontin is gabapentin.....what mg do you have?

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100 mg?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
300mg

ok, one minute....I will calculate a dose....

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how long is it going to be before you get the anti-inflammatory restarted?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
2 to 3 days

gabapentin is very very safe.....but it does have profound sedative properties which affect older dogs significantly more than younger dogs.....

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I would give 300 mg tonight and then once daily at night until you get her other drug.....if she were going to stay on gabapentin long term then I would do once daily for 1 week and then twice daily....but the anti-inflammatory more effective if just using one drug...

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gabapentin can be added later to help the anti-inflammatory be more effective ......

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can I answer any other questions for you tonight?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Noon. Thank you very much.
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
No. Sorry

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