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can i give my dog paracetamol ( calpol) ibuprofen or even codeine

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can i give my dog paracetamol ( calpol) ibuprofen or even codeine? He was knocked down yesterday and is in a lot of pain. my vet gave me some metacam but he still seems really sore. he managed to get away with a nasty gash which had to be stitched but otherwise seems ok. Is there anything else i can give him to help over the next couple of days?
None of those medications can be safely given so I would definitely talk to your vet and ask if he will dispense tramadol (ultram) to be given on top of the metacam to help with pain. You could also consider having a fentanyl patch placed if his pain seems to be extreme.

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