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.
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.
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.
- Tramadol Information for Consumers
- Tramadol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Tramadol (detailed)
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