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Q. Will magnesium help my 85 lb part lab, blue heeler's muscle spasms after back knee surgery, he can't get comfortable, you can see the muscles contract

A. Low magnesium level and related symptoms are uncommon in dogs. Magnesium deficiency should be confirmed with a blood test first. However, this doesn't sound to be the problem in your dog. More likely he needs better pain relief.

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