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  • How much ace for dogs

    I rarely need to, but have reason to ace my dog this weekend and I can't find the paper where I wrote down the dosage. She's 60#, I'm thinking it was 1/4 cc, but actual knowledge would help.
    Don't toy with the dragon, for you are crunchy and good with ketchup!

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    You should ask your vet...ace is a completely different dosage on dogs, I always use oral ace for my dogs.

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    • #3
      Don't ever use Ace on Sighthounds or Chinese Cresteds. They have a difficult time metabolizing some Anesthesia, and Ace can kill them. It's b/c they have less body fat than most other dogs.

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      • #4
        Funny, I was wondering this same thing last night... I have a Westie that needs to go to the groomers, he is going to be awful (I do clip him myself but thought he deserved a good haircut )... I was thinking around a quarter, but he is only 15 pounds... I'm going to to call my vet.

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        • #5
          I was reading the bottle the other day...it's 0.05 mg per kg for horses, and I think 0.10 mg per kg for dogs? Don't quote me on that though.
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          • #6
            Ace should NEVER be used on Boxers or Boxer mixes either.

            The bottle I have says 0.25-1mg per lb of body weight...so the max dose you would give a 60lb dog would be 60mg.

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            • #7
              Ace is a very cheap drug from your small animal vet, so why mess around with the injectable which is very difficult to properly dose in dogs, particularly smaller ones. I am not a spendthrift, but there are some things that you just should not mess with.

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              • #8
                CHECK WITH YOUR VET!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                Ace affects different dogs differently (even members of the same breed), and even can affect the SAME dog differently from one dose to another. And some dogs react VERY badly to ace -- sometimes on the initial introduction, sometimes after having used it previously with no problem.

                Please don't take a chance on it, ace is not one of the meds that you can take a short-cut with and prescribe yourself, at least, not unless that particular dog has been monitored in previous applications of the identical dosage prescribed by a vet.

                Benedryl might be a better choice for mild sedation, but again, please check with your vet.

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                • #9
                  Don't trust what's on the bottle. It's not the same dose that's used in practice. Ace has some serious hypotensive effects.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Riley0522 View Post
                    Ace should NEVER be used on Boxers or Boxer mixes either.


                    I've been in practice for 14 years and used Ace on just about every breed of dog under the sun, sighthounds and Boxers included. I've worked in emergency and speciality practices and have never heard anything like this.

                    Now, a seizure dog, that's a different animal. Ace lowers the seizure threshold.

                    I've seen a dog get three ccs of Ace and live. I've seen the same size dog get overdosed on oral Ace. There's a reason it's a prescription item. Consult your vet.
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                      #11
                      Don't know what breeds, etc. I use it on my lab every year for fireworks, just couldn't remember the dosage. Talked w/the vet this am and the horse im, given orally to a dog would be at the rate of 1/2cc per 100#. Thanks though.
                      Don't toy with the dragon, for you are crunchy and good with ketchup!

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                      • #12
                        Found this:

                        http://www.vetinfo.com/dogace.html

                        it does mention Boxers. Interesting info as I have used Benadryl with no results on a tightly wound GSD.
                        I will get it from my Vet though for sure.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Riley0522 View Post
                          Ace should NEVER be used on Boxers or Boxer mixes either.

                          The bottle I have says 0.25-1mg per lb of body weight...so the max dose you would give a 60lb dog would be 60mg.
                          THIS IS ORAL ACE!!!!! PLEASE PLEASE if we're oing to discuss dosages of perscription drugs (which is ILLEGAL for a reason!) please be very very clear about oral versus injectable.

                          Ace can be used in every breed under the sun, and can be used with seizure dogs, but as someone else said this is only under a vet's supervision, as any dog can have a fatal reaction to any sedative or anesthetic on any given day.

                          A lot of dogs can overpower ace as well, and if they do it makes them even more hypersensitive and freaked out than they would have been without it. Hence why it's always good to check with your vet before using it, and knowing how your dog will react.

                          Also, here's an article form a site I know and trust, which addresses the Boxer issue at the bottom.
                          http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Con...&S=0&C=0&A=570

                          Katherine
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                          Last edited by Horsegal984; Mar. 19, 2009, 09:41 PM. Reason: add link
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                          • #14
                            It's not illegal to discuss dosages of prescription drugs. It's illegal to prescribe and dispense without a license.

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                            • #15
                              Some of the posters here are getting into a grey area, at least as far as the NC veterinary medical board laws go.

                              Either way some of this info is potentially very dangerous, since noone has actually been clear on oral versus injectable dosages, and in dogs at least there is a HUGE difference.
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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by Sing Mia Song View Post


                                I've been in practice for 14 years and used Ace on just about every breed of dog under the sun, sighthounds and Boxers included. I've worked in emergency and speciality practices and have never heard anything like this.

                                Now, a seizure dog, that's a different animal. Ace lowers the seizure threshold.

                                I've seen a dog get three ccs of Ace and live. I've seen the same size dog get overdosed on oral Ace. There's a reason it's a prescription item. Consult your vet.
                                Well, Maybe no one ever told you before. I have been on Chinese Crested forums and Most of the people told me to warn my vet when my dog got spayed, so when i called my Vet, He already knew not to use it on Sighthounds or Chinese Cresteds. . Just b/c you never had a problem, does not mean it won't happen. IMO, if you are a vet it's better to be safe than sorry. there are alternatives out there.

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                                • #17
                                  Sorry! Didn't see the "cc" in her original post. But yes, obviously there is a difference between oral and injectable meds in anything, humans, dogs horses. Drugs are metabolized differently in the gut versus the tissue, and more often they can be more dangerous in the injectable form and you should check with your vet before giving anything you're not sure of!

                                  I don't even use the Ace on my dogs, just have it leftover from my horse when I tranq'd him for his first turnout after 6 months of stall rest.

                                  And as for the Boxer thing, I've had more than a couple vets/shelter staff/etc tell me that it is unsafe to use it in Boxers. Maybe under a vet's supervision is fine, but I was just passing on some info I knew if it were to be given at home.

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                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by Sing Mia Song View Post


                                    I've been in practice for 14 years and used Ace on just about every breed of dog under the sun, sighthounds and Boxers included. I've worked in emergency and speciality practices and have never heard anything like this.

                                    Now, a seizure dog, that's a different animal. Ace lowers the seizure threshold.
                                    There is some debate about this, however, we stay on the safe side and don't use it in Boxers. The story goes that it lowers the seizure threshold particularly in Boxers. Every clinic I have worked in has agreed: No Ace in Boxers. Why risk it?

                                    There was a big discussion about this on VIN maybe a year or two ago.

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by Nezzy View Post
                                      Don't ever use Ace on Sighthounds or Chinese Cresteds. They have a difficult time metabolizing some Anesthesia, and Ace can kill them. It's b/c they have less body fat than most other dogs.

                                      Acepromazine is perfectly safe to use in sighthounds, if being administered by a licensed veterinarian. It is commonly used in anesthesia premed protocols, and I have seen it recommended in the treatment of malignant hyperthermia in greyhounds.

                                      I have checked with veterinary anesthesiologists on this issue. I do think they have more credibility than a Chinese crested mailing list.

                                      It is metabolized in the liver, and eliminated in the urine, so body fat isn't a player here.

                                      The lack of body fat and anesthesia issues seem to be a sort of "telephone game" rationale for all sorts of things.

                                      Older anesthetic gases (halothane) are redistributed in adipose tissue during anesthesia.

                                      Therefore metabolism of these gases differed significantly in dogs with minimal body fat.
                                      So sight hounds, young animals with little body fat, or thin dogs of any breed required lower levels/closer monitoring when halothane was used.

                                      I'm not sure halothane is even readily available now. there are much newer and safer anesthetic gases out there, though.
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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by Ghazzu View Post
                                        Acepromazine is perfectly safe to use in sighthounds, if being administered by a licensed veterinarian. It is commonly used in anesthesia premed protocols, and I have seen it recommended in the treatment of malignant hyperthermia in greyhounds.

                                        I have checked with veterinary anesthesiologists on this issue. I do think they have more credibility than a Chinese crested mailing list.

                                        It is metabolized in the liver, and eliminated in the urine, so body fat isn't a player here.

                                        The lack of body fat and anesthesia issues seem to be a sort of "telephone game" rationale for all sorts of things.

                                        Older anesthetic gases (halothane) are redistributed in adipose tissue during anesthesia.

                                        Therefore metabolism of these gases differed significantly in dogs with minimal body fat.
                                        So sight hounds, young animals with little body fat, or thin dogs of any breed required lower levels/closer monitoring when halothane was used.

                                        I'm not sure halothane is even readily available now. there are much newer and safer anesthetic gases out there, though.
                                        Why take the chance? WHY?

                                        This is not a 'mailing list" it is a forum of Chinese Crested owners who either LOST a dog to this or have been warned by their OWN vets about this. YES, vets have warned the owners so they know for future surgeries. These people have dealt with this personally. That is why Ace and Ketamine are not allowed when i have my dog in surgery. Gee, if my vet already KNEW about it, then YES it is true. ANd My groomer is involved big time with Greyhound rescue and she knew all about it too. Oh, i guess we must be all making it up for no good reason.

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