Hey there guys. I don't want to get into too many personal details, but I was wondering if it is OK to give a large 140lbs Dog a bit of Oral methadone?
I have done a preliminary search and can't find anything conclusive. Some reseach have said its actually a good narcotic for dogs, other research papers are too vague to really go into effectivness or saftey at all.
Main reason for wanting to do this is my damn vet didn't RX enough post surgury pain control IMO, and I know he won't RX more if my gut feeling is right. And I just can't let my poor guy suffer like this. He was given 1 shot of dilaudid when I picked him up and thats it. I would like him to get at least one good nights rest. Of coarse I will stay up and monitor him.
So like I said I don't want to get into much detail, but I sure would appreciate thoughts on saftey, dosage, effectivness for seveer post op pain. Vets, nurses, chemists etc???
Also what would you say a 140lbs human would require of methadone if they were fairly naive? From what I understand dogs actually have a higher tolerancve to opiates then us.