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Table 1 Pharmacologic therapy

From: Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Veterinary Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy; and the Summit of the American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians; and the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation

Medication Dosage Administration Frequency Duration of therapy
Gabapentin supplied in 10/100/600 mg tablets 10–20 mg/kg Orally mixed with food/treats Twice daily Until directed to stop
Glucosamine HCL 1500 mg + Chondroitin sulfate 350 mg capsule 1 capsule Orally mixed with food/treats Twice daily Until directed to stop
Omega 3 fatty acids vitacaps™ capsule 1 capsule Orally mixed with food/treats Twice daily Until directed to stop
Meloxicam tablets 0.1–0.2 mg/kg Orally mixed with food/treats Once daily 1 month
Polysulfated Glycosaminoglycan (Adequan®) 4.4 mg/kg Intramuscular injection Twice weekly For 4 weeks, then subcutaneously every month and adjust frequency according to patient needs