I can't remeber what how many Tramadol Tess can have or how long apart. She is in pain again and shaking.
I gave her 50mg Tramadol at about 2.30pm and the vet said another when I feed her which was around 6.30.
Can I give her another now or an hour or so or I leave it until morning. It is 1am here.
She is a very stoic dog so must be in terrible pain if she is letting me know she is sore.
Chris - I wish that I could help ! The vet put Jasper on Rimadyl twice a day ( Yeah thanks for giving him GE ) and I suspect that the same dose would be recommended for Tramadol.
Jasper wasn't in that much pain so this can't be good for Tess and he's not a hero either. I know how hard it is when they are in pain as after his operation he spent two nights crying. I can't advise, but in your place I would give her another pain killer.
Just a thought Chris but the same as with humans, I imagine that a bag of frozen peas on the knee cap might help ?
Poor Tessa, poor you. I was giving Fanny 1 every 3-4 hours if necessary as part ofher cancer treatment. She weighed about 73 pounds when she died. I didn't use them that much truthfully, but they worked when I had to. She was also on a human flu drug which is being used on dogs for pain, for the life of me I can't remember it's name but one every 24 hours seemed to do the trick. It begins with an A.
Let me rack my memory and see what I come up with, I am at work so can't check it.
I hoep you find something soon, it is very hard to watch you babies go through so much and not be able to help.
Thank you. I have just remebered I put the new cool gel things in the freezer for Erns as he over heats in summer. Will try them and another Tramadol.
Amantadine! Fanny didn't have any side effects with it and never showed too much pain for the nine months she was on it and her leg was bad. Our vet told me they were beginning to use it on dogs about 2 years ago. Maybe it is available where you are.
poor girl - hope she feels better soon
Charlie (foster) and Rocky
I hope she's feeling better by now. I googled this:
Tramadol is a powerful natural pain relief agent used to treat moderate to severe
pain in cats and dogs. ... For pain relief, the usual dose in dogs is 0.45-1.8mg per
pound of pet's weight given by mouth every 8-12 hours.
I am so heartfully sorry, Chris! This is just horrible....I know how I feel reading this, and I can only imagine what you are going through watching her suffer. My son had his boxer on tramadol off and on due to a birth defect in a hip. I just asked him, and he said he usually gives it every 8 hours, but has given it more often when his dog is really hurting. He said that he has used frozen peas, and to only leave them on for 15 min and then remove for 15, etc. Let us know how it goes.
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