it was prescribed to him for after a surgery, as pain relief. 2 tablets three x a day for 3 days. I guess what i'm asking is does this seem like a good idea. I wanted a second opinion.
Hi, basque! Tramadol is one of the most commonly (If not the most common) analgesic we prescribe for our canine patients because of it's efficacy, safety, and because it's so well tolerated. The dosage varies widely from 0.45mg to 1.8mg per pound given orally every 8 to 12 hours so your baby's dose is very appropriate for his weight. It could be increased if needed but you would need to consult with his veterinarian.
Best wishes to you both, WildcatVet
Please reconsider using tramadol for pain in animals. It causes severe anxiety and panting. Worse is when owners see the panting they think pain and give more tramadol. Since it is human drug, try it yourselves prior to administering it to animals, that will offer owners clinical test. Vets over-prescribe this drug due to manufacturer low cost. Gabapentin and high dose (1000mg+) MSM/Chrondrontin, and NSAIDS (if inflammation) works wonderfully.
- Tramadol Information for Consumers
- Tramadol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Tramadol (detailed)
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