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Can I give my dying dog oxycodone

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I am a recent cancer survivor and have oxycodone. My 14 year-old dog, Bob, is in terribly pain and is dying. Can I give him oxycodone to relieve his pain?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Terri Riba replied 6 years ago.

Dear friend,

I am so very sorry your boy is suffering like this. My heart goes out to you.But please do not give Bob oxycodone. That drug is not formuated for dogs and will only make things worse and add to your babys pain.

The only safe thing you can give him is aspirin or a drug made for dogs..

If you give me your zipcode I will try tohelp you locate a mobile vet that can come over and help Bob.

Please let me know if you want me to do that. I will always be here for you and your boy.

I am so glad you survived cancer.

May God bless both of you and keep you safe.

Sincerest best wishes always,

Terri

Terri Riba, Healthcare Expert
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 29852
Experience: Expert in canine health and behavior. 20 years of experience with dogs
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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
My zip code is 30633.
Expert:  Terri Riba replied 6 years ago.

Please stand by while I search,

Terri

Expert:  Terri Riba replied 6 years ago.

I see an emergency clinic that is open now.

Is this nearby?

Animal Emergency Hospital

url

706-769-0229 7530 Macon Hwy, Watkinsville, GA 30677

Expert:  Terri Riba replied 6 years ago.

Here is a mobile vet:

17.05 miles Add your rating (0 ratings)

Best Friends Mobile Vet. Services

706-549-1811 • Athens,GA 30606 Driving Directions | Maps | More

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Terri,

Thank you for all your help. It pains me even more simply because I truly know how difficult it can be, and to see my boy go through this is worse than me going through what I went through.

God bless,
Michelle
Expert:  Terri Riba replied 6 years ago.

Dear XXXXX,

I understand and empathize because I just lost a furry child myself. I am praying that one of the vets I sent you will be able to help.

May God bless you and watch over you always,

Terri

Thank you for your accept.

I am sending all responses as info requests so you will not be asked to accept again.

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