Methocarbamol is FDA-approved for use in both dogs and cats for muscle relaxation with intervertebral disc disease and traumatic muscle-strains. It also is used to control muscle spasm and tremors in animals with tetanus or strychnine poisoning.
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* Generic version of Robaxin V
* Treats permethrin poisoning in cats
* Relaxes muscles and stops spasms
For Dogs and Cats: The usual dose is 20-30 mg per pound of pet's body weight every 8-12 hours for first day, then 10-30 mg per pound every 8-12 hours, thereafter.
Horses: The usual dose is from 4.2-20 mg per pound up to 6.6-30 mg per pound of horse's body weight per dose.
Possible Side Effects:
Dogs and cats: sedation, salivation, vomiting, lethargy, weakness, ataxia.
Horses: sedation, ataxia.
Methocarbamol should not be used in animals allergic to it.
The safe use in pregnant or nursing animals has not been established.
The medication may cause a darkening of the urine.
For dogs and cats, if any of the following serious side effects occur, stop giving methocarbamol and seek emergency veterinary medical attention: an allergic reaction difficulty breathing, swelling of the lips, tongue or face hives.
Side effects that can occur in dogs and cats may include weakness, stumbling, incoordination, drooling, and vomiting.
Methocarbamaol may discolor the urine.
Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to the animal.
Possible Drug Interactions:
When used in combination with other medications that may cause drowsiness, the sedative effect of methocarbamol will increase.
Tell your veterinarian if your pet is being given any other medications such as antihistamines chlorpheniramine, gabapentin, metoclopramide, opioid narcotics, tranquilizers acepromazine, or any other medication that may cause drowsiness.
Drugs other than those listed may also interact with methocarbamol.
Talk to your veterinarian or pharmacist before giving any prescription or over the counter medicines including vitamins, and supplements.