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Dopamine is a catecholamine neurotransmitter used for treatment of acute hypotension associated with shock[1] and in cases of canine aggression.

It is contraindicated in dogs with arrhythmias.

Recommended dose rate is 2 - 7 μg/kg/min as constant rate infusion.


  1. Rosati M et al (2007) Response of hypotensive dogs to dopamine hydrochloride and dobutamine hydrochloride during deep isoflurane anesthesia. Am J Vet Res 68(5):483-494