Dog Veterinary

Ask a dog vet and get answers to your dog health questions

Ask a Dog Veterinarian,
Get an Answer ASAP!

My dig yelped out in pain this morning...think he tried to…

Customer Question
my dig yelped out in...
my dig yelped out in pain this morning...think he tried to jump on the bed....he is in pain...Can I give tramadol and rimadyl tigether to relieve his pain to get him to the vet tomorrow?
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Answered in 4 minutes by:
2/23/2016
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 35,496
Experience: University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
Verified

The combination of tramadol and carprofen (Rimadyl) is commonly prescribed when addressing osteoarthritic or neurogenic pain. The only contraindication I could imagine in your elderly Shih-Tzu would be a gastrointestinal disorder in which a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug (NSAID) such as carprofen should be avoided.

Dosing for Dean that I would consider would be 1 mg/lb up to twice daily of carprofen in conjunction with 2-5 mg/lb 2-3 times daily of tramadol. Always start at the lowest range of tramadol dosing and only increase the dose if necessary. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Dean. How is everything going?
Dr. Michael Salkin
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a dog veterinarianLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Dr. Michael Salkin Your Own Question
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 35,496
35,496 Satisfied Customers
Experience: University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience

Dr. Michael Salkin is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete!

Bev & GeorgeBoca Raton, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Debbie

Dr. Debbie

Dog Veterinarian

904 satisfied customers

Companion animal veterinarian practicing for over 10 years.

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

16,499 satisfied customers

UC Davis graduate, emphasis in dermatology, internal medicine, pain management

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dog Veterinarian

10,818 satisfied customers

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

10,089 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)

Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

9,808 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

Dr. Scott

Dr. Scott

Veterinarian

9,615 satisfied customers

15 years of small animal, equine and pocket pet medicine and surgery.

Rebecca

Rebecca

Dog Veterinarian

8,947 satisfied customers

More than 30 years of companion animal practice.

< Previous | Next >

Related Dog Veterinary Questions
I am freaking out about him. I got him as a rescue and a
Hi! I am freaking out about him. I got him as a rescue and a couple years ago he pulled his tail muscle and I took him to vet and they gave him medication and took care of him.. this morning and last … read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
5,415 satisfied customers
My 11 year old dachshund took off running across the backyard
My 11 year old dachshund took off running across the backyard and he yelped. Then he started limping on his back leg. I have kenneled him so he can rest. He is breathing quickly and is having trouble … read more
Dr. Gabby
Dr. Gabby
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
4,408 satisfied customers
I have a 2.5 year old Cockapoo who's have trouble walking.
I have a 2.5 year old Cockapoo who's have trouble walking. It first started with the left front paw and now she's having trouble getting around on all fours. I've had her to the vet twice, with differ… read more
Dr. Gabby
Dr. Gabby
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
4,408 satisfied customers
Dr Eli I have a 3 1/2 year old Toy Fox Terrier. Sundar he
Dr Eli I have a 3 1/2 year old Toy Fox Terrier. Sundar he was pretty lethargic and walked very slowly. Could not pick him up because he would snap. My Daughter took him to the emergency vet that night… read more
Dr. Loretta
Dr. Loretta
Large and small animal Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
22,387 satisfied customers
our 6 year old toy male poodle yesterday would not eat and
our 6 year old toy male poodle yesterday would not eat and barley drank any water. He acted lethargic and his stomach was hard to the touch.He could not jump up into the bed and did want out about 1am… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
35,496 satisfied customers
Hi my dog has a calcified disk and over the past week we have
Hi my dog has a calcified disk and over the past week we have had a hard time getting his pain under control. He was taking Previcox but had to quit because of GI problems. During the "washout" period… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
35,496 satisfied customers
our dogs rear legs are extremely weak following a week away
our dog's rear legs are extremely weak following a week away at a kennel. his rear legs had been weak before, but not like this. the kennel ran out of the dog's rimadyl, so we're thinking once we get … read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
5,415 satisfied customers
I have a nine year old Springer Spaniel who was diagnosed with
I have a nine year old Springer Spaniel who was diagnosed with Stage 1 neck disc degenerative disease. His initial symptoms were sudden yelping in pain. He was treated with cage rest, rimadyl, and Tra… read more
Dr. Barbara
Dr. Barbara
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
569 satisfied customers
dachshund: My 12 y/..his neck/shoulder area..front leg...yelped
My 12 y/o Dachschund appears to have another episode of pinched nerve in his neck/shoulder area impacting his rt. front leg. He yelped twice this morning when I moved him. He had this one time before … read more
Dr. Dave
Dr. Dave
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
3,213 satisfied customers
I had my 115 lb dog to the vets today...serious back leg problems..(cannot
I had my 115 lb dog to the vets today...serious back leg problems..(cannot hardly get up or down) vet has taken 2 sets of x rays cannot find anything wrong....I think her examining him today has reall… read more
Denver ER Doc
Denver ER Doc
Veterinary Acupuncturist, Locum
Doctoral Degree
1,250 satisfied customers
My dog is in pain, he is about 3 years old, cavalier, 22 pounds.
My dog is in pain, he is about 3 years old, cavalier, 22 pounds. He ran out the door this morning and off steps, then just started yelping and yipping..crying. I suspect he hurt himself a few days ago… read more
Dr. Andy
Dr. Andy
Medical Director
Doctoral Degree
16,499 satisfied customers
Its me again!! Another MIN PIN Problem this time a 10 year
It's me again!! Another MIN PIN Problem this time a 10 year old 12 lb. male who stepped right off the edge of a Queen Ann Bed Thursday moring at 1 AM - about 3 ' from the tile!! He knocked himself out… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
35,496 satisfied customers
My English setter had anal glands surgery on Wednesday late
My English setter had anal glands surgery on Wednesday late afternoon and also was neutered. He has not had a bowel movement since the day of surgery and has not urinated since earily yesterday. Today… read more
Dr. Scarlett
Dr. Scarlett
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,225 satisfied customers
I have a 10 year old bichon/poodle mix. Started noticing last
I have a 10 year old bichon/poodle mix. Started noticing last pm that he is avoiding standing up on his back legs. It's as if they aren't strong enough to hold him if he lifts up the front two. To be … read more
Dr. Gene
Dr. Gene
Veterinarian, Chief of Staff
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
1,975 satisfied customers
Our dog Max is a 10 yr old Bichon Frise. Today as my Mom was
Our dog Max is a 10 yr old Bichon Frise. Today as my Mom was bringing him in from a walk, he lurched forward when he saw me, and she didnt see me and held the leash. The result was the dog tried to mo… read more
Dr. Scarlett
Dr. Scarlett
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
2,225 satisfied customers
Ive got a 13.5 year old male Greyhound who suddenly has problems
I've got a 13.5 year old male Greyhound who suddenly has problems with his left front leg. A week ago he came downstairs in the morning with a severe limp. He was fine the night before and even jumped… read more
Denise Colgrove
Denise Colgrove
Relief veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
6,383 satisfied customers
hello i got problems with my dog jack russell terrier as
hello i got problems with my dog XXXXX XXXXX terrier as he got problems with his shoulder as he cannot jump on the bed. the vet has been gave him the tablets and injection but it still not different.… read more
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter
Doctors Degree
14,328 satisfied customers
Irish Wolfhound: 71 lb..Yesterday morning..right front leg..yelping
We have a 71 lb Irish Wolfhound pup that is 5 mths old. Yesterday morning he woke up and was holding his right front leg off the groud. Within an hour he was yelping if we tried to touch it. He was at… read more
Dr. Loretta
Dr. Loretta
Large and small animal Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
22,387 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x