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01-09-2009, 09:39 PM

Rimadyl Dosage?

My dog has a painful back condition at the moment, he's a gsd 36 - 37kg, he's prescribed norocarp (rimadyl) 50mg twice a day. I think this is quite a light dose, does anyone have an opinion?

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01-09-2009, 09:43 PM
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My dog has a painful back condition at the moment, he's a gsd 36 - 37kg, he's prescribed norocarp (rimadyl) 50mg twice a day. I think this is quite a light dose, does anyone have an opinion?

thanks
hi,
be guided by your vet,
it is worked out by mgs(2-4) per kg,usually at a higher rate at first(for a week) then reduced if at all possible,you have to be very careful not to give too much as it can have serious consequences.
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02-09-2009, 08:31 AM
Yeah I do understand the seriousness, I've had a gsd overdose on it before (and another allergic to it) - he took a small stroke fortunately he recovered from it ok. I won't be changing any of my vet's instructions, i was just curious to hear from others experience with it.
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02-09-2009, 09:22 AM
Thats not really a light dose, Id do as your Vet says. Hope your dog is better soon.
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02-09-2009, 10:00 AM
My GSD who weighs 33kilos is on this dosage post op. I don't like to give too much & will be glad when he doesn't need to take it any more.
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02-09-2009, 08:08 PM
My 30 kg Dalmatian was given 50mg Rimadyl after having one of her canine teeth taken out. She was on 1 1/2 a day so I would think 2 a day sounds about right.
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03-09-2009, 08:01 PM
I had a rott who weighed 48kg and the maximum dose he could have was 100mg twice a day BUT only for a week. The maintenance dose was 50mg twice a day
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