Thursday, August 28, 2008

Good news on the med front

Lucky went in for his monthly Percorten today and the vet said that she had just read a study that showed dogs were doing well and were stable on a dose of 0.5mg/kg.

This is compared to the recommended dosage of 1.65mg/kg - 2.2 mg/kg that is recommended by Novartis.

Clearly, that's a huge difference.

It means that, provided his lytes are good, we could take Lucky down to 1mL injections every month. That would give us 4 doses out of every bottle, compared to the 2-3 doses we get now. Not to harp on the price tag of his medical care but that would be a HUGE help for us. Plus, the less medication he needs to have in his system, the better for HIM.

All in all, good news.

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