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My dog has been prescribed metacam and tramadol for back

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My dog has been prescribed metacam and tramadol for back issues related to disk. I can't remember for the life of me if i can give them together if the tramadol isn't working alone? He just finished taking his medrol one week ago for allergies so i want to make sure i mention that.
His name is romeo
8.8 pounds
7 years 7 months old
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 2 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.

I do apologize that none of my colleagues could aid you before, but I do want to let you know that you can use both drugs at the same time for Romeo. Metacam and Tramadol are safe to use together and if it has been a week since the Medrone was used then we are fine to use the Metacam (since it is those 2 that cannot be used together at the same time). Finally, just to note, while Metacam is only given every 24 hours,if he is very sore then the Tramadol can be given every 8 hours if needed.

Kind regards,

Dr. B.


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