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Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!I am so sorry to hear your Basset is having such significant discomfort.If he is 50 pounds then you can administer the 50 mg carprofen every 12 hours with food but if he is 25 pounds then the 50 mg is only once daily with food. It is not contraindicated to administer carprofen with tramadol and you can repeat the tramadol every 8 hours today to provide additional relief.Lastly, rotating warm and cool compresses on the back/ shoulders/ neck in ten minute intervals to reduce pain and increase blood flow and light circular massage up and down the back to stimulate blood flow if this is not too painful and will allow it.
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