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Hello Kim, I'm Dr. Deb. I'll do my best to help you today. I'm so, so sorry to hear that Thorn has been diagnosed with bone cancer. All cancers are horrible, of course, but this particular one is usually quite painful.Yes, dogs can be given human Tramadol and there's quite an acceptable range which can be given. It's also safe to give with other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as aspirin or stronger drugs.The starting dose would be 1 mg/lb twice a but could go much higher...even up to 2 mg/lb four times a day. I usually advise starting with the lower dose and increasing as necessary. I should point out that it would be illegal for me to advise you to give Thorn a drug which has been prescribed for another dog or for a human but I can provide the dosage which is what I have done. I hope this helps and I wish you the best with this very sad situation. Deb
my tramadol is 50mg so for a dog that is around 145 pounds, is one pill enough four times a day???
He is in a lot of pain, thorn moans and groan when he tries to get up and walk, he is now missing one front leg from cancer, just wondering if tramadol has Tylenol in it or not some say yes and others say no???
thank you so much!!!
I hope you'll keep me posted about him.
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Kim: Thanks for the rating and bonus; it's greatly appreciated.I'll look forward to chatting with you in a few days about Thorn. Take care, DebKindly ignore the information request.
Thanks for asking Dr. Deb, I think it is a little, but he is still having a hard time.. his pain is becoming greater and greater and it might be time to think about his needs more than mine.
Thank you so much for the advice....