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Do you have any human prescription pain medications at home?
Yes ibuprofen or paracetamol
These are non-prescription drugs (aka over the counter). Do you have any that are prescribed by a doctor?
I can go to a chemist and get any
Here is the thing, dogs need to use dog-specific pain medications, once that are good for dogs.
Ibuprofen etc are all human over the counter medications that are not good for dogs because they can lead to kidney and liver failure.
can i buy any at the chemist#
There are some human prescription drugs (requiring prescription from a doctor) that dogs can use.
You cannot get any prescription drugs from a chemist without a prescription.
what are they
You will not be able to get that without a prescription.
i have tramadol
So let me ask you one more time, WHAT prescription medications do you have at home?
Also, how much does your dog weight?
ok sorry i forget that i had tramadol co codamol and co proxamol
How much does your dog weight?
And what mg size of tramadol do you have? Normally they are 50 mg per tablet.
What is that in pounds of kilograms?
So she is about 31.5 kg, which is equal to 5 stones.
What size of tramadol do you have?
You can give 50 mg of tramadol every 8 to 12 hours for pain.
This should be fine until you can get her to your vet tomorrow.
Do you have any questions or concerns?
And it is safe for me to give her these.Are there any side effects i should watch for ?
It is safe to use tramadol. Absolutely.
It can potentially cause sedation, but at that dose, not likely.
Tramadol has opioid like effects.
Do you have any other questions or concerns?
My husband has Arthrotec or Diclafenic are Tramadol still the best?
Yes it is. Reason being that those are human NSAIDs. Not good for dogs. Dogs require dog-specific NSAIDs.
With the exception of meloxicam, which is normally used for dogs.
By far the most commonly used NSAIDs used for dogs is carprofen, which is a dog-specific drug.
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