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Can you give tramadol to a severly injured dog who weighs 65lbs. ? And if so what is the dosage?

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WildcatVet 4 July 2019

Tramadol should only be given to dogs when prescribed by a licensed veterinarian. It is a CSA Schedule 4 controlled drug.
Best regards,

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Sfrade 5 July 2019

My vet said 1 pill for my 32 pound dog is that safe?

WildcatVet 5 July 2019

The usual dosage of tramadol to treat pain in dogs is 0.45 to 1.8 mg per pound of body weight given every 8 to 12 hours.
Using the high end dosage 1.8mg x 32 = 57.6mg.

Sfrade 5 July 2019

So I don’t need to cut the pill in half or anything a full pill is fine?

Sfrade 5 July 2019

My older dog passed. He had a tumor. The day he passed he ate in the morning. That afternoon he didn’t eat and started to shake & move around weird & breathe so heavy. Did he have a heart attack or the tumor took over him

WildcatVet 6 July 2019

I'm so very sorry for your loss! Do you know what type of tumor it was? It may have been the tumor if it was a malignant cancer but it would be very difficult to determine the actual cause of death.
Years ago my two shepherds, aged 14yrs and 15yrs, both died mysteriously and to this day I don't know the cause of death.
Be grateful that it was relatively quick and it's likely that he didn't really suffer.
Remember that he will always live on in your heart and one day soon you will remember all the happy times you shared
And yes, it's safe to give a full tablet.

Sfrade 4 July 2019

Can a 32 pound dog take 1 tramadol pill

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Sfrade 11 July 2019

Is it better to give your dog yearly shots or not?

sdbean94 12 Feb 2017

Yes my dog was recently diagnosed with spondylosis and my vet gave him Tramadol and Rimadyl for the pain. He's 70 lbs and takes 2 50mg tablets of Tramadol and 1 50 mg tablet of Rimadyl, both every 12 hours as needed for pain. Hope this helps.

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snarkbait 1 July 2014

Yes you can. Dosage is .95mg per kg of weight.
Here's a little help. 1 lb is equal to 0.45359237 kilogram so you're dog weighs 65 lbs. 65lbs times 1 lb is equal to 0.45359237 is 29.48350405 kg times .95 is 28.0093288475 mg of Tramadol for the dog. So get the 50mg tabs and a pill cutter and cut them in half. I think you can also buy it in 25mg tabs. Not sure. You look that part up.
A little over dose is OK for a healthy animal. Last Sunday a friend's little 5 lb dog ate one of her 50mg tabs. They did the right thing other than gong to the vet right away. They stayed up all night with her and kept her awake.
From what they said I think she might have had some mild seizures. They can have very bad seizures so best to go to vet emergency room right away if you know the dog ate it. Just for a relationship of dosage to weight.
The dog took almost a ten times her normal dosage. They were a bit lucky on that one. Good healthy dog. Could have been much worse.

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Inactive 12 Nov 2012

Tramadol dosage for a dog weighing 65 lbs can be up to two pills max, three times a day.

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Delila 11 Nov 2012

Hi, yes you can, i had my dog on it when he was suffering due to gastric carcinoma. You need to check with your vet about the dosage as it will change with weight obviously but it also makes a difference what you are using the Tramadol for/what you are treating as this also needs to be taken in to account. Also if your dog is taking other medication... Because of my dogs condition we had to use another drug alongside Tramadol to offset any side effects to his stomach. Be safe and ask you vet for advice

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Inactive 10 Nov 2012

Hello doggytears. Certainly you can and to calm the dogs nerves, phenobarbital 0.5mg can be given once per day (going by the 65lb's) If he/she weighed more, 80 pounds and up the phenobaribital (0.5)could be given in the am and the pm. Regards pledge

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MacIntosh12 10 Nov 2012

kaismama is a pro, if she says dogs can take Tram, you can believe her!
maso is right, you should call a vet, yet if you are broke and cannot afford a vet, try splitting a 50 miligram pill in half, for your beloved canine.
This may be terrible advice, but desperation calls for advice that perhaps should not be followed.
Good luck and best wishes to Fido

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kaismama 10 Nov 2012

You're right on that one. I know how I'd feel if I couldn't get my dog pain relief. I forgot to say that they make aspirin for dogs, and it really helps my old dogs arthritis so this may help out too. Even a baby aspirin or 2. I give my 15 lb dog the equivalent of one baby aspirin, he just won't eat the orange, lolol... doggy ones are meat flavored, and didn't cost me alot at petsmart.

kaismama 10 Nov 2012

Whoops forgot that some tramadol had tylenol in it and tylenol is not good for dogs. I did find the starting dose for dogs, for plain tramadol, believe it or not. Its 1 mg / lb, so I would start with 50mg since you can't easily come up with 65.

Vstarguy 12 Oct 2014

I have a male Belgian shepherd with an ear infection and I ran out of the
PhytoVet antiseptic flush the vet prescribed, will get a refill Monday.
Thanks for your help kaismama.

Inactive 10 Nov 2012

Call a Vet.

Take care

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kaismama 10 Nov 2012

I know they can have tramadol but I have no idea what the dose is.

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doggytears911 10 Nov 2012

Thank you for your help.

Lisa01 10 Nov 2012

Girl, you are amazing. I swear your knowledge knows no bounds! Have a great weekend!

kaismama 10 Nov 2012

Found the answer to the dosage online. lol... I knew from asking my vet about it. My little boys are important to me and the old one has reached the need for meds at times. free discount card

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