The combination of a good diet and will often lessen if not completely eliminate the need for pain meds for dogs suffering from chronic conditions like arthritis. More severe cases can also benefit from physical therapy, acupuncture, cold treatments, and other interventions. Talk to your veterinarian to determine what combination of diet, exercise, pain meds, and other treatments is right for your dog.
What Can I Give My Dog for Pain? | Healthy Paws Pet Insurance
Jake was on Tramadol and Previcox when he broke his leg and we were waiting on path results and his amputation (almost 2 weeks). After the amputation surgery, he was on Tramadol and meloxicam (Metacam) for about 2 weeks, and continued on the meloxicam after that. Lucky for Jake, he tolerated the pain meds quite well... but not every dog does. Guess they're just like people when it comes to pain meds... some need it longer than others after surgery.
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Trouble was prescribed tramadol and rimadyl for 14 days after surgery. The vet had me stop the tramadol after the first week. She still seemed to have some pain, so a phone call confirmed she could have them for the remainder of the two weeks. When the 2 weeks was over, she was good to go. As several folks pointed out, all dogs will respond differently. If you think he still needs meds, give the vet a call and tell him/her your concerns. They are there to assist you.
Options and Types of Pain Medication for Dogs | PetCareRx
I have been a veterinarian technician and chemist - for 50 years. TRAMADOL is a very safe medicine for pain. Yes - like ANY medication, only when REALLY needed and if anything - a little below the dose. It is one of the best meds. to COMBINE with other, soft pain meds (non narcotic) . Gabapentin is another good one with Tramadol. They work BETTER together than alone. AGAIN I SAY - use ONLY when you see pain indications in your dog. Restlessness... not comfortable... having a hard time sleeping without getting up and down. Meloxicam or Metacam - to me... is NOT a good choice. VERY HARD on Kidneys... Liver of dogs. For SHORT term maybe. AND AT ALL COSTS - unless the pain is very severe and your Vet. has tried everything else - maybe... use Steroids. Prednisolone (ahead of Prednisone) is always better.Cat pain relief is notoriously difficult. Pain meds routinely given to people and dogs can be toxic to cats. Which begs the question, “What are the safest and most effective pain meds for cats?”