Tramadol and rimadyl in dogs

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Took her to the emergency vet and they prescribed Tramadol and Robaxin (pain and muscle relaxer). Took her to our normal vet on Monday and he said to continue those meds and also gave her a steroid shot. She did well throughout the week... still stiff but seemed to improve. Last night, Thursday, she seemed to be in pain again. She wasn't as bad as she had been on Saturday but was walking stiffly and holding her head oddly again.
Hi, I have an almost 14yo pit bull that is on both Metacam and Tramadol. rimadyl is an NSAID, similar to metacam and some others. Tramadol is opiate based but considered safe for dogs. My pit was on rimadyl for a year or so, then we switched to metacam which the vet said was a little stronger, then after about 2 years we added the tramadol. Just last week we upped the tramadol as dogs can develop a tolerance just like humans.
58PM The Rimadyl however KILLS dogs and this is something you need to understand. In fact since the Rimadyl Class Action Law Suit, veterinarians are suppose to explain this and have pet owners sign a release form before prescribing this medication. Rimadyl is also available under many other names carprofen, vetprofen etc. Consider safe, natural vitamin supplements for your dogs arthritis and overall health.
They are nothing to worry about at all and do not adversely affect your dogs health. The Rimadyl however KILLS dogs and this is something you need to understand. In fact since the Rimadyl Class Action Law Suit, veterinarians are suppose to explain this and have pet owners sign a release form before prescribing this medication. Rimadyl is also available under many other names carprofen, vetprofen etc. Consider safe, natural vitamin supplements for your dogs arthritis and overall health.
Actually, tramadol (brand name is ultracet) and rimadyl are safe for dogs. I've had dogs on rimadyl for many years due to arthritis and they never had a problem with it. Tramadol was reserved for post-op pain treatment and only for a few days. Can you give us more information on exactly what kind of pain your chow chow has and any other meds that have been tried?
A couple of weeks ago his was hurting him and he was in severe pain and having spasms in his stomach (looked like a baby kicking). I took him into the vet (trust me when I say I have had so many vet visits since January I lost count). The vet decided it was his degenerative disc disease so after 4 days of small injections of prednisone, he prescribed Metacam for me to give him the following day. I questioned this because of his congestive heart failure.
The web page will list Drs. close to you and also list what they specialize in...You cannot go wrong here, I promise.....You may find, as I have, that this Vet will be your dog's life-line! I'm still alittle surprised your Vet did nothing to make your dog more comfortable.....If you choose not to go the Holistic route, maybe a new Vet is in order..... Come back and let me know what you think........
Since his visit, he has been medicated with the Thyroid meds and Rimadyl (anti-iflammatory). The Rimadyl is quite expensive and he does so well on it so when it was time for a re-fill I had asked the Vet if there was a less expensive ant-inflammatory he could take that was close to the Rimadyl. She said no. Instead she prescribed my Dog Tramadol along with the Rimadyl. She said that by giving him the Tramadol on a daily basis, he would only need 1/2 a tablet of the Rimadyl daily.
The x-rays showed that Bugsy has a malformed disc at the t11 and a large calcium deposit at the l3. The vet prescribed Rimadyl and rest. By Wednesday I had to call the vet and tell him that Bugsy was still screaming every time he tried to step on that front right leg. The vet prescribed tramadol and 10 days crate rest. The vet has recommended that we do laser treatments. I'm more than happy to pay for these treatments, thats not an issue. I just don't want my dog to be in pain.
There has to be a wash-out phase of 3 days......Start the Tramadol immediately and ask for the steroids to start in 3 days..... Tell them you want to rule this out!!! You will see improvement in less than 24hrs.... After that, you can look into surgery (Because she is so young) which is very successful or continue to treat reoccuring episodes (Which can be done)! Oh another note: If your dog is due her Vaccines & they are given in the Shoulder area....DO NOT get them!!!!
I do not know whether he injured himself in any way His vet strictly limited his activity for a week and gave me Tramadol, which he has been getting (2 pills perday). Shortly after that, the limiping and hopping went away, but then he started trembling several times a day (whole body trembling). During the days that he was trembling, oddly, he was not limping at all. The trembling would often start suddenly if I asked him if he wanted to go for a walk.
NSAIDS (Rimadyl, Metacam, Previcox, and others), plus Tramadol, and Amantadine, and Chondroprotective agents (Glucosamine and Chondroitin combinations). Acupuncture is also very effective, as is Stem Cell therapy. She should also be checked for Lyme disease and other tick borne disease that affect joints. All her painful joints should be X-Rayed because some joints may require surgical correction or stabilization. .
There are better medications you can use in addition to glucosamine such as deramaxx and rimadyl. The human adult dosage for glucosamine can be used on your pet.
Sorry to be so abrupt but ibuprofen, the active ingredient in motrin, is EXTREMELY toxic to dogs! Even a small dose can lead to events that will kill him. It's best to check with your vet first on dosing, but he CAN have human aspirin as long as it's either buffered or enteric coated, like Ascriptin. But don't give him any other type of human OTC pain reliever because they are just not formulated for dogs.
We may not be able to reverse the arthritis but we can make her more comfortable and hopefully more in control of her urinary and fecal problems. If she is not on any NSAID medication such as Rimadyl, Deramaxx, or Previcox yet than she should be. If she is on one of these medications ask your vet to either replace the NSAID with Tramadol or add it to her NSAID protocol.
These would include a glucosamine and chondroitin supplement, Omega 3 fatty acids, Rimadyl, Tramadol, Gapapentin and others. Acupuncture, Chiropractic, physical therapy including aquatic therapy would also help.
I know how difficult this is. Give him lots of hugs and kisses, and tell him he is the best dog in the world. Give him a kiss from me... You are both in my thoughts and prayers tonight.
The problem can occur anywhere there are joints in the body, which include her spine, hips, knees, ankles, feet, shoulders, elbows, wrists, and even in her tail. Lyme disease can contribute to joint pain and should be checked often and treated if necessary. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories such as Rimadyl or Previcox do help with joint pain and work to decrease inflammation which can further help to deteriorate joints.
A human pediatric digestive enzyme is safe and may also help. Beano and Gas-X are available in markets and drug stores and can help to eliminate flatulence. A grain-free hypo-allergenic diet may help. One of the Chinese herbal formula's: Stomach Happy, Happy Earth, or Jade Lady may help also. These formulas help with a Chinese diagnosis called Spleen Qi deficiencies which are issues with digestion.
Our 14 year old Lab mix Sable has arthritis and is on Tramadol. It doesn’t seem to be working too well. She has many other health problems, and probably doesn’t have a lot of time left, so we would like to make her as comfortable as possible. She has kidney disease, high BP, and a Thyroid problem, so she is on Benazepral, and Thyrosyn. She hasn’t been eating well, and pain may be part of the problem. But, the Tramadol tends to make her loose her appetite.
Also, have his breathing problem examined. Heart and lung medications are very effective in dogs. You could also place him (and the momma bull dog) on a Glucosamine and Chondroitin supplement. None of these are going to hurt at his age. Acupuncture, if it is available in your area is likely to help also.
It's up to you and your vet what to give to your dog. We also prefer holistic medicine and fed our dogs rice and chicken and a lot of fish and/or fish oil which are good for the joints. Sometimes, however, we just have to give in and use mainstream meds. Anything that is best for our dogs. Have you tried UBAvet? It has all natural ingredients and we also use fish oil with Omega 3, which the dogs love because it smells so bad. Hope Dr. Cheng has some good answers for you.
She has been suffering with joint pain for about a year. We have been giving her Rimadyl and Tramadol to ease her pain. These worked well for some time. Now she seems depressed and does not want to come in the house much. For about the last week she is refusing to eat. I think I'm in denial but when do you know that the dogs quality of life is such that it is time?
My dog is having trouble standing. Took him to the vet and he was given Rimadyl. It worked remarkably but two weeks later his liver numbers were bad and he had to come off. We're now waiting to retest the liver. In the meantime, I asked for pain relievers because he's ofcourse regressing back to having trouble standing. I think we are headed to the trial and error phase of finding something that will work for him. Trying a med, testing the liver, etc.
While pain in dogs can be treated with narcotics, it's not often that it's used for chronic pain situations outside an inpatient setting that can be closely monitored. I suspect part of the reason is diversion: too many people take the meds meant for their dogs. There are several NSAIDS to try that are safe for dogs. Deramaxx is a cox-II inhibitor like human Celebrex that worked the best for my dogs with osteoarthritis and one with hip dysplasia.
Benefits Hips and Knees, Di Gu Pi, Loranthus Combination and more. Non-Steroidal Anti-inflammatories, such as Rimadyl, or Previcox or equivalent, and Tramadol are helpful in conjunction with holistic therapies.
I never like the idea of Rimadyl for dogs. Carprofen (the active ingredient in Rimadyl), even though deemed safe for dogs, still can cause too many adverse reactions and side effects for my liking. But isn't it a cryin' shame that vets have to be careful what they prescribe for pets because the owners will take it?!?! Sometimes I wonder how the human race has come as far as it has with so many idiots here to carry it on. Sorry for the rant. Some things just tick me off.
We got the test results from the biopsy a week after he was gone and it turns out he had Cholangiohepatitis which is very rare in dogs and it was in the terminal phase. The vet told us that this disease progresses rapidly and very hard to detect as not all the symptoms are easy to detect in a dog who is only 6 years old. We miss him so very much and think about him all the time. We still can't believe that the disease progressed so much in a month...
1) D/C Nsaid (rimadyl) - all it did was cause him diarrhea 2) Try compounded tramadol - can help him sleep in the day and take away pain?
Cognitive dysfunction has been ruled out because she is completely normal in every aspect except for the panting at night. She seems very uncomfortable. She is on rimadyl and tramadol for arthritis, so we feel her pain is controlled. Do you have any ideas why she is panting? Could it be estrogen related in some way--like humans having night sweats?
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