Welcome! My name isXXXXX am a UC Davis graduate, and currently, a Medical Director of a veterinary hospital.
I am sorry to hear about this concern for Boss.
is often given at a double dose once a day, so don't worry that you gave it sooner. Benadryl will have some sedative effect.
What about pain?
Well, you can't give any over the counter medications. None. While on rimadyl, drugs like aspirin, ibuprofen, aleve or tylenol can cause serious gastrointestinal problems.
So, our only other option is to get into a vet, any vet, for a prescription of some nice pain medication to complement the Rimadyl, which is actually a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory.
By far, most vets would send Tramadol home in this situation, and not too expensive either.
Very sorry you are in a stuck situation. Sometimes, a cold compress can help, but many dogs do get agitated by it.
Wish I could do more for Boss. Please let me know if there is anything I did not cover for you. I hope that information has been helpful.
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