How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Ellie Your Own Question
Dr. Ellie
Dr. Ellie, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 331
Experience:  emergency and critical care resident
95200773
Type Your Dog Veterinary Question Here...
Dr. Ellie is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

My huskey whimpers when he gets up a shrill. Like his neck

Customer Question

My huskey whimpers when he gets up a shrill. Like his neck hurts. I have tramadol 50 is it safe to give him 1 or 2 till I can get a ride to the vet?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Veterinarian will know how to help the dog. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Eco 7 years
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Eco?
Customer: Evo It seems to be his neck or shoulder area. He is about 100 lbs and his isn't vomiting, no diarrhea, no limping
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Ellie replied 4 months ago.

Has he had tramadol before? Has he ever had a reaction to it or any other medication? If he has then I do not recommend giving him any medication until you can have him examined by a vet.

Legally speaking tramadol is a controlled substance and it is not lawful for me to recommend that you give a prescription medication to your dog, especially one that is controlled.

What I can tell you is that 100mg is within the dosage range that is typically prescribed for a dog that weighs 100lbs and may be expected to result in mild sedation.

Does this help you?

Expert:  Dr. Ellie replied 4 months ago.
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr. Ellie