It's an important debate as to whether someone can give their own pet the same tramadol as they have for themselves. I'm telling them do not give it to the pet.
Is the tramadol prescribed for human use the same as a veterinarian would prescribe for a dog?
Question posted by Pdglmw on 25 April 2017
Last updated on 26 April 2017 by WildcatVet
As my friend, Stephen, says tramadol is tramadol and is commonly used in Veterinary medicine. Actually, approximately 95% of what veterinarians prescribe are *human* medications because it would be cost prohibitive and redundant to develop and market existing human drugs for a strictly veterinary market when they are equally safe and effective for animals.
HOWEVER, the dosages vary greatly ~ often higher than the human dose ~and are, unlike human medications, based strictly on an exact weight and knowledge of medical history.
Never give your dog or cat any medication except under the directions of your veterinarian.
One and the same. I can give my 30 lb dog up to 50mg for pain as prescribed by my vet.
Tramadol is Tramadol. The only thing I have learned about use with animals is that dogs take/(tolerate?) a higher dose in mg/Kg than humans. Member WildCatVet is the authority. This factoid came about after someone thought they had overdosed their dog.
Take care of the dogs pain.
- Tramadol uses and safety info
- Tramadol information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side effects of Tramadol (detailed)
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