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A
AMOXICILLIN/CLAVULANATE
DOSAGE
12.5mg/kg PO q12h (UTI, skin),
11mg/kg (respiratory)
CONCENTRATION
50mg/ml (Clavamox)
AMPICILLIN
DOSAGE
22mg/kg IV q8h
CONCENTRATION
Diluted to 100mg/ml (Oakpark), 50mg/ml
APOMORPHINE
DOSAGE
0.03mg/kg IV once
CONCENTRATION
1mg/ml
B
BUPRENORPHINE
DOSAGE
0.005-0.02mg/kg IV, IM q6-8h
CONCENTRATION
0.3mg/ml (Vetergesic)
BUPRENORPHINE (buccal)
DOSAGE
0.005-0.01mg/kg PO q8-12h
CONCENTRATION
0.2mg/ml
BUPRENORPHINE (long-acting)
DOSAGE
0.12mg/kg SQ q72h
CONCENTRATION
3mg/ml
C
CEFOVECIN (Convenia)
DOSAGE
8mg/kg SQ once +/- q14d
CONCENTRATION
80mg/ml
CEFPODOXIME (Simplicef)
DOSAGE
5-10mg/kg PO q24h
CEPHALEXIN (Cefaseptin)
DOSAGE
22mg/kg PO q12h
CLINDAMYCIN
DOSAGE
11mg/kg PO q24h (dental),
11mg/kg PO q12h (bone, deep),
5.5-10mg/kg q12h (superficial)
CONCENTRATION
25mg/ml (Antirobe)
ADVERSE EFFECTS
Esophageal stricture in cats
D
DEXAMETHASONE
DOSAGE
BW(kg) % 8 % 2 = volume (ml),
0.125mg/kg IV,IM,PO q24h (inflam),
0.01mg/kg (LDDST)
CONCENTRATION
2mg/ml (injectable)
CONTRAINDICATIONS
Other glucocorticoids, NSAIDs
DIAZEPAM (Valium)
DOSAGE
0.5-2mg/kg IV, IR, IN q20min (max 3x), 0.5-2mg/kg/h CRI (with 10% dex or 0.9% NaCl NOT LRS), taper by 50% twice q4-6h then discontinue
CONCENTRATION
5mg/ml (injectable) - confirm ***
ADVERSE EFFECTS
excitement/sedation, ataxia, depression/aggression, hepatotoxicity in cats
DIMENHYDRINATE (Gravol)
DOSAGE
4-8mg/kg PO q8h
DIPHENHYDRAMINE (Benedryl)
DOSAGE
2-4mg/kg PO q6-12h,
0.5-2mg/kg IM
CONCENTRATION
50mg/ml (injectable)
DIPHENOXYLATE/ATROPINE (Lomotil)
DOSAGE
0.2-0.5mg/kg PO q8-12h
CONCENTRATION
Diphenoxylate 2.5mg/Atropine 0.025mg (Lomotil)
ADVERSE EFFECTS
Sedation
DOXYCYCLINE
DOSAGE
5-10mg/kg PO q12-24h (resp),
10mg/kg PO q24h for 4w (HW),
5mg/kg PO,IV q12h for 2w (lepto)
E
ENROFLOXACIN (Baytril)
DOSAGE
(inj),
5-20mg/kg PO q24h (dog),
5mg/kg/day PO q12-24h (cat)
CONCENTRATION
— (Baytril)
F
FAMOTIDINE (Pepcid)
DOSAGE
1mg/kg PO, SQ, IV q12-24h
CONCENTRATION
10mg/ml
FENTANYL (Transdermal Patch)
DOSAGE
12ug/h (
<5kg
), 25ug (
5-10kg
),
50ug (
10-20kg
), 75ug (
20-30kg
),
100ug (
>30kg
)
G
GABAPENTIN
DOSAGE
10-20mg/kg PO q8-12h (dog),
5-10mg/kg PO q8-12h (cat)
ADVERSE EFFECTS
Sedation
GLUCOSAMINE/CHONDROITIN
DOSAGE
60-70mg/kg PO q12h for 6w then q24h
GRAPIPRANT (Galliprant)
DOSAGE
2mg/kg PO q24h
I
ITRACONAZOLE
DOSAGE
5-10mg/kg PO q24h with food 30-60d post-clinical resolution or after 2 negative fungal cultures q2 weeks apart (dog), 5mg/kg PO q24h for 7d for 3 cycles on weeks 1, 3, and 5 (m. canis, cat), 5mg/kg PO q24h for 21d and lime sulfur dips twice/week (generalized, cat)
CONCENTRATION
10mg/ml (Itrafungol oral liq)
ADVERSE EFFECTS
Anorexia, hepatotoxicity
K
KETOCONAZOLE
DOSAGE
5-10mg/kg PO q24h for 2-4w (malassezia, dog)
ADVERSE EFFECTS
Hepatotoxicity
CONTRAINDICATIONS
Avoid in cats
L
LEVETIRACETAM (Keppra)
DOSAGE
60mg/kg PO 1-3 doses (loading),
20mg/kg PO q8h (maintenance),
30mg/kg PO q8h (if also on Pb)
ADVERSE EFFECTS
Inappetence, vomiting (cats)
LOKIVETMAB (Cytopoint)
DOSAGE
0.2mg/kg SQ q4-8w,
0.2ml/kg from 10ml vial (
<2.3kg
)
DOSING CHART
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M
MARBOFLOXACIN (Zeniquin)
DOSAGE
2.75-5.5mg/kg PO q24h for 10d
MAROPITANT (Cerenia)
DOSAGE
1mg/kg SQ q24h,
1mg/kg PO q24h (cat),
2mg/kg PO q24h for up to 5d (dog)
CONCENTRATION
10mg/ml (injectable)
MELARSOMINE (Immiticide)
DOSAGE
2.5mg/kg deep IM L3-4 alternating sides (day 60, 90, 91)
CONCENTRATION
25mg/ml or 50mg/vial (Immiticide)
MELOXICAM (Metacam, Meloxyn)
DOSAGE
0.2mg/kg SQ,PO (loading dose),
0.1mg/kg PO q24h (dog),
0.1mg/kg PO q24h (cat)
CONCENTRATION
5mg/ml (injectable),
1.5mg/ml (dog),
0.5mg/ml (cat)
METOCLOPRAMIDE
DOSAGE
0.5mg/kg IV, SQ, PO q8h (dog),
0.4mg/kg SQ q8h (cat)
CONCENTRATION
5mg/ml (injectable)?
METRONIDAZOLE (Flagyl)
DOSAGE
10-15mg/kg q12h PO, IV slow
CONCENTRATION
100mg/ml (oral liquid); 5mg/ml (injectable)
MIRTAZAPINE
DOSAGE
1.88mg per cat PO q48h (cat),
0.5-1.5mg/kg PO q24h (dog)
O
OCLACITINIB (Apoquel)
DOSAGE
0.4-0.6mg/kg PO q12h for 14d then q24h
CONTRAINDICATIONS
<12 months old
DOSING CHART
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OMEGA-3 FA
DOSAGE
100-200mg/kg/day PO (dog),
100mg/kg/day PO (cat)
OMEPRAZOLE
DOSAGE
1mg/kg PO q12h
OMNIPAQUE
DOSAGE
BW(kg) x 2.2 x (4/3) *round down*
P
PENTOBARBITAL (Dorminal)
DOSAGE
2ml/4.5kg or 0.4444mg/kg IV
CONCENTRATION
pentobarbital 240mg/ml (Dorminal)
PENTOBARBITAL/PHENYTOIN (Euthansol)
DOSAGE
1ml/4.5kg or 0.2222mg/kg IV
CONCENTRATION
pentobarbital 390 mg/phenytoin 50mg/ml (Euthansol)
PHENOBARBITAL
DOSAGE
2.5-3mg/kg PO q12h (initial; seiz),
5mg/kg PO q12h (severe; seiz),
10mg/kg q12-24h PO (anxiolytic),
ADVERSE EFFECTS
sedation, ataxia, pu/pd, v/d, hepatotoxicity, pancytopenia
POTASSIUM BROMIDE
DOSAGE
500mg/kg PO q6-8h for 5d (loading), 15-30mg/kg PO q12-24h (maintenance), 40mg/kg PO q12h (if also on Pb)
ADVERSE EFFECTS
sedation, pu/pd/pg, pancreatitis
CONTRAINDICATIONS
CATS, renal disease
PRAZOSIN
DOSAGE
0.25-0.5mg per cat PO q8-12h for 5-7d (wean if poss)
PREDNISO(LO)NE
DOSAGE
0.5-1mg/kg/d PO q12-24h (inflam),
2-4mg/kg/d PO q12h24h (immun)
PREDNISOLONE/TRIMEPRAZINE (Vanectyl-P)
DOSAGE
1/2 tab q12h then q24h (
<5kg
),
1 tab (
5-10kg
), 2 tab (
10-20kg
),
3 tab (
>20kg
)
CONCENTRATION
Prednisolone 2mg/Trimeprazine 5mg (Vanectyl-P)
PYRANTEL (Strongid)
DOSAGE
5mg/kg PO q2-4w
CONCENTRATION
50mg/ml (Strongid)
R
ROBENACOXIB (Onsior)
DOSAGE
2mg/kg SQ once (loading dose),
1mg/kg PO q24h
S
SUCRALFATE (Sulcrate)
DOSAGE
1.25-2.5ml PO q6-12h (cat, small dog), 5ml PO q6-12h (large dog)
CONCENTRATION
1g/5ml
T
TELMISARTAN (Semintra)
DOSAGE
1.5mg/kg PO q12h for 14d then 2mg/kg q24h (hypertension, cat),
1mg/kg PO q24h (proteinuria, cat),
1mg/kg PO q24h (dog)
CONCENTRATION
4mg/ml (Semintra) ***confirm, 20, 40, 80mg tablets (generic)
ADVERSE EFFECTS
Hypotension
TRAMADOL
DOSAGE
4-10mg/kg PO q8h (dog)
TRAZODONE
DOSAGE
2.5-5mg/kg PO q12-24h (initial), 7.5mg/kg/day PO q8-24h (final)
DOSING CHART
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TYLOSIN (Tylan)
DOSAGE
20-40mg/kg PO q12-24h



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