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Can my dog take tramadol with having diabetes, she's in

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Can my dog take tramadol with having diabetes, she's in pain can you help ??
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Deb replied 1 year ago.

Hello, I'm Dr. Deb and will do my best to help you today.

I'm sorry for this concern for your dog.

Tramadol can be given to diabetic dogs; there wouldn't be any contraindications to doing so. There's quite a wide range of dosages with this drug but I'd start with 1-2 mg/kg twice daily although it can be given up to 4 times a day, if necessary.

Most dogs tolerate Tramadol very well but reported side effects include: excessive sedation, agitation, anxiety, tremor, dizziness or GI effects such as inappetence, vomiting, constipation to diarrhea.

I should point out that it would be illegal for me to suggest the use of a drug which had been prescribed for another patient (human or canine) but I can provide the dosage which is what I have done.

I hope this helps. Deb