Hi there -
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Hi, just wondering if you think tramadol is the right painkiller for my whippet.
Tramadol is a narcotic painkiller with no non-inflammatory properties --
I might be inclined to utilize a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory med -- or even a steroid might be called utilized to decrease inflammation.
This might reduce the pain longer term.
If this is due to inflammation -- sometimes you do not want to reduce the pain completely --
so that further injury does not occur --
My vet thinks she may have some inflammation inbetween the discs in her neck, which have not showed up in her xray. She definately is not herself and seems a bit spaced out.
I understand - you have made the right steps -- this can take up to 6 weeks to improve.
In some cases -- longer or minimal imporvement occurs --
But many cases respond to antiinflammation medications -- (which reduce pain) and may need tramadol for pain as well.
To be able to move neck to eat etc --
My vet has suggested referring her to the vet med school in Edinburgh but I would rather wait and see how she get on. Wondered what you think.
If she is making imporvements in the first week -- then continuing at home is ok -- but if this is not making any imporvement and if it is getting worse =-- and you wish to diagnose and treat -- then this is the correct step .
This is the first whippet I have had, after keeping border terriers for many years. They are completely different dogs, she is a lovely girl, but quite wimpish, bless her.
Thank you for your advice.
They are more sensitive to pain as well -- - You are most welcome - -