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Table 4 Anesthetic drug dosages

From: Total injectable anesthesia of dogs and cats for remote location veterinary sterilization clinic

Procedure Initial Anesthetic Drugs Rescue Anesthetic Drugs Adjunct Analgesics Reversal
Cat OVH Dexmedetomidine: 20 mcg/kg IM
Ketamine: 8 mg/kg IM
Hydromorphone: 0.1 mg/kg IM
Alfaxalone 1 mg/kg IM
or Dexmedetomidine 5mcg/kg + ketamine 4 mg/kg IM
Meloxicam: 0.3 mg/kg SQ Atipamezole 0.05 mg/kg IM
Cat Castration Dexmedetomidine: 15 mcg/kg
Ketamine: 5 mg/kg
Hydromorphone: 0.05 mg/kg
Alfaxalone 1 mg/kg IM
or Dexmedetomidine 5mcg/kg + ketamine 4 mg/kg IM
Meloxicam: 0.3 mg/kg SQ Atipamezole 0.05 mg/kg IM
Dog OVH Dexmedetomidine: 15 mcg/kg IM
Ketamine: 7–10 mg/kg IM
Hydromorphone: 0.1 mg/kg IM
Alfaxalone 1 mg/kg IV Meloxicam: 0.2 mg/kg SQ Atipamezole 0.1 mg/kg IM
Dog Castration Dexmedetomidine: 15 mcg/kg IM
Ketamine: 5–7 mg/kg IM
Hydromorphone: 0.1 mg/kg IM
Alfaxalone 1 mg/kg IV Meloxicam: 0.2 mg/kg SQ Atipamezole 0.1 mg/kg IM
  1. Alfaxalone, Alfaxan, 10 mg/ml, Jurox, Rutherford, NSW, Australia
  2. Atipamezole; 5 mg/ml, Pfizer Animal Health, NY, NY, 10017
  3. Dexmedetomidine hydrochloride, 500 mcg/ml; Pfizer Animal Health, NY, NY, 10017
  4. Hydromorphone HCL, 1 mg/ml, Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Deerfield IL
  5. Ketamine; 100 mg/ml, Fort Dodge Animal Health, Fort Dodge, Iowa, 50,501
  6. Meloxicam 5 mg/ml, (Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, St Joseph MO 64506