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Awesome for seizures/anxiety/pain My 12 year old dog started having episodes of "fly biting" and apparent visual disturbances that would lead to excessive anxiety, panic, panting that would make me nervous watching it and I felt helpless. Knowing the effectiveness of Gapabentin (having used it myself) I insisted on this anti-seizure med to be tried first (once my vet determined seizures were likely the problem). My dog is 50lbs and the vet rx'd 200 mg 3x's per day - WAY TOO MUCH to start. This medication must be increased very slowly, starting w/100mg once per day until you notice the next dose needs to be started. It worked so well and immediately that 100mg worked well for a few weeks, when she showed signs of symptoms, I added the 2nd dose and so on. Now that she is on a therapeutic dose (over a couple months of slowly increasing the dose) about 400mg per day it has helped relax her and works great. It has helped everything including pain in her hips and knee to a degree that is noticeable. I give her the small capsule in a small clump of Gerber or beechnut baby meats - she doesn't even know it is in there and swallows it whole without chewing. I recommend trying this medication before any other anti-seizure medication that has the potential (that gabapentin does NOT) to change personality in a dog, make them aggressive,etc. Try this first! Worked well for me and my dog too, without any personality changes as I knew it would! This medicaiton is under used in pets and not well known, I hope more vets realize what a great medication this is. 03/23/2011
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I have a 26lb dog with back pain. His vet is prescribing gabapentin for life and provides a version of crushed pills in some kind of oil -- 100mg/ml suspension which he asks me to use twice at day at .5mls each application. Can the dosage be approximated with your pills? Could I use a pill crusher and add oil or liquid to make administering things easier?
my cat is on lantis for diabetes and was just prescribed gabapentin for arthritis pain. my concern is possible injurious side effects between these two meds. any information for me?
Answer:¬†There are no injurious side effects to worry about with the use of gabapentin as long as it is taken as directed by your veterinarian. With the insulin you should watch for signs of low blood sugar such as lethargy, weakness, shaking, or seizures.
Answer:¬†Swallowing would be the best option, but opening the capsules and mixing the medication in with food is another option. These capsules can be opened as they are an immediate release formulation.
Our Vet has just started our 75 lb dog on gabapentin. If I order from you, do you need a prescription from my vet? or is this a no-Rx required medication?
Currently I am buying the Gabapentin for my 12 yr old dog with chronic joint pain. She is on 600 mgs of Gabapentin, I usually buy it through my pharmacy and it is very expensive. I am trying to ask what the difference is in the Gabapenin I buy through my pharmacy and the Gabapentin you are selling.
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