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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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He is a 7.9 MultiPomand has be vomiting hourly for the last

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He is a 7.9 kilo MultiPomand has be vomiting hourly for the last 8 hours. He not prone to dodging or eating odd things so this is very out of character. I am wondering based on your advice for other dogs whether I could give him Maxon and is so what does for his weight. I have prescription medication for Maxolon here at the moment. I'm in Sydbey and Australia and will take him to the vet in the morning. It's 4:30am AEST. I would love your advice as he is really miserable. Thank you Kathy
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully it didn't make a mess. Did Kathy eat anything unusual?
Customer: No. His name is Archie (I'm Kathy). He turn 4 yesterday and did have barbecue chicken with out the skin as a treat. He has had this before and I have a second Multipom who ate chicken as week and Zara isn't sick at all.
JA: OK. The Veterinarian will know what to do. Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Archie?
Customer: No. In the interim is there a low dose of Maxolon I could give Archie?
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 3 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 3 months ago.

Kathy, when dosed as an antiemetic, metoclopramide (Maxolon) can be safely dosed at 0.2 - 0.5 mg/kg every 6-8 hours. Practically speaking that would be equivalent to 2 - 4 mg every 6-8 hours for Archie. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Thank you I wil give him 2 mg of Maxolon and see if that helps. Thank you for helping me and of course little Archie
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 3 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 3 months ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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