How much tramadol should I give my 6 pound dog with a bad tooth pain?
I'm a mobile veterinarian and deal with end-of-life situations in pets. It's been my experience that tramadol does very little for pain and actually causes symptoms that the owner believes to be pain. These include crying, inability to get comfortable, anxiety, weakness and dysphoria. I've had at least 10 cases where the owners have called me for compassionate euthanasia because of the above symptoms. After consulting with them, the owners stopped the tramadol and the animals returned to normal. Some dogs tolerate the medication better than others. However, I don't feel it does much for pain. This is just a cautionary note and you need to follow your veterinarian's advice.
Since tramadol is prescibed by weight you should be fine. The pup should be ok. I’ve double dosed my dog by accident and he’s fine. It just seems everytime I take my Pug to the Vet it’s always $200-250. Now that’s important but I don’t have that kind of money so i’m trying the medication
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