Using Gabapentin for Dogs – Everything You Need to Know

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What is Gabapentin?

If your dog has chronic pain from arthritis, spondylosis, tumors, herniated discs, or other conditions, they might benefit from Gabapentin.

What is Gabapentin used for?

How much Gabapentin does a dog need?

Gabapentin can sometimes cause your dog to be drowsy and sedated, and even a little wobbly for a few days, but this usually settles.

Are there any side effects of gabapentin in dogs?

Why might gabapentin not be a suitable medication for my dog?

Don't forget to speak to your veterinarian and behaviorist before starting any new medications.



Dr. Hannah Godfrey MRCVS graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2011. Although she initially worked in mixed practice treating all species, she found a love for small animal work and has worked exclusively with dogs and cats since 2014. She lives in Wales with her partner, son, and two cats (named Poppy and Ashton Kutcher), and writes comedy fiction in her spare time.

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