Unlike many pre-anesthetic and anesthetic agents which result in splenic enlargement, hydromorphone usually results in reduced splenic volume.
Recommended dose rate in dogs is 0.05 - 0.1 mg/kg given intramuscularly or subcutaneously every 24 hours.
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