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carafate 1g. 1/4 tab twice day for small (11) pound dog.

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carafate 1g. 1/4 tab twice day for small (11) pound dog. Dog is taking this and three other medications
including 1/4 to1/2 Acepromazine 10mg; Ametidine 300 mg 1/4 tab twice day; Tramadol 50 mg 1/2 tab twice daily . for an injury to his back 5 days ago, home from hospital yesterday evening and each time I mix all of these needs in his food he seems to get really anxious and his back seems to knot up real tight
I do not like the way he looks and acts after he gets all of these meds. I called the hospital today but am not sure I should give him all these meds and they told me to start him on Prednizone Sunday. I am so concerned as my little guy seems worse after all these meds. Please give me your thoughts thank you
He is 5 years old and full of energywhen he is well but tonight I am aafraid I am going to lose him
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.
Hello, I'm Dr Gary. I've been practicing veterinary medicine since 2007. I look forward to helping with your questions/ concerns.

I'm a little surprised he's on so much as well. Typically I just put these dogs on an anti-inflammatory med (Rimadyl or Pred) and a pain medication (Tramadol or Gabapentin). I don't typically use Carafate or Acepromazine or Amantadine.

I would probably try a day of just giving Tramadol. I would see if that leaves him with his pain under control but less of the spacey and sedated look. I would imagine that you'll be happy with the results.

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Is there anything I can do I to relieve his back when it knots up like that or is that from too many meds


 


 


He seems to be in such distress. Thank you

Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.
The one med on that list that is a muscle relaxant is Acepromazine. You could give Ace when you see those muscle spasms. Otherwise, I would just give another dose of Tramadol. That should help with the pain and spasms.
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