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My dog usually takes Tramadol p dysphasia. However, I am out

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My dog usually takes Tramadol for severe hip dysphasia. However, I am out and I cannot afford a refill. Can I give him oral Dilaudid instead?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Lisa replied 11 months ago.

Hi there. My name is ***** ***** I'm happy to help you with your question.

The short answer is no...you can't give him the oral Dilaudid. Especially without a wash-out period (the period of time it takes for one medication to completely leave the body before starting a new medication).

I understand that you(like so many other people) are in a hard financial spot right now. There are some organizations that might be able to help. If you'll follow these links: http://www.speakingforspot.com/helppayingforveterinarycare.html , http://www.theamericandogmag.com/non-profit/resources-veterinary-bills-financial-assistance, you'll find dozens and dozens of organizations that may be able to help pay for you to take your dog to the vet. Also, there are some clinics who offer free exams and other treatments and require that you only pay for medications. If you'll follow this link: http://www.vcahospitals.com/main/offer , you can see if there is one in your area.

You could also try calling your local humane society or ASPCA to see if they can help. Pet owners often donate unused medications to them and they may be able to have some they can donate to you with your vets okay.

I hope this helps.

Expert:  Lisa replied 11 months ago.
Hi Valorie,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Herman. How is everything going?
Lisa