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The first thing I have to tell you is that no one can recommend you give a dog a prescription medication without your vet's permission. It just isn't something we can do. However, we can give you some sites that give you information on these medications that you might find helpful since they do give precautions and dosage information. See the site for tramadol below.
A better choice would be to use a humane trap. You can put the food in the trap and lock it in the open position for a few days or even a week until he is used to going in to get the food. You could start with the food at the opening and each day move it a little farther in until he goes in with no problem. Once that is accomplished, you could set it to trap him the next time he went in. You would just take the trap and him to the vet. They are used to these types of situations.
You might check with your local humane society or animal control. They might lend you a humane trap to use to capture him.
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