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Experience:  More than 30 years of companion animal practice.
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My vet prescribed 50 mg Tramadol for my cat. Question how

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My vet prescribed 50 mg Tramadol for my cat. Question how does tramadol stay in cats system? Second question cat not drinking water a symptom of taking tramadol?
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with your cat?
Customer: My cat was jumping from a high place and missed the end table to land on and landed on her side. But she got up and ran. Later she was resting I tried pet her on her side and she acted like it hurt. The next day took her to vet he didnt find any broken bones just ruled a sprain
JA: Could be a lot of things that cause lethargy. The Expert will know how to help your cat. What is the cat's name and age?
Customer: Weight 13.2 pounds and age 6 year old and female cat named Girlfriend black gray striped
JA: What is the cat's name?
Customer: She has no interest in drinking water but is eating good
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about your cat?
Customer: Last dose I gave was Saturday morning at 7am half pill
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Cat Veterinary
Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 month ago.

Thank you for using Just Answer. My name is Rebecca; I am a veterinarian. Please give me a moment to type my answer.

Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 month ago.

I am sorry to hear your cat hurt herself.

Tramadol lasts about 12 to 24 hours in cats usually, so it should be worn off by now. The recommended dose for a 13 pound cat would be 1/4 of a pill (12.5 mg) once to twice daily.

If she is eating, I am not too worried about her being dehydrated from not drinking. I can't find that not drinking is a side effect of tramadol. I expect she will start to drink on her own.

Please let me know how she is doing and what other questions I can answer.

Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 month ago.

I hope you were able to see my answer; how is your cat doing?

Please let me know if this was helpful and if I can answer anything else.