Ask a Dog Vet and Get Answers to Your Dog Health Questions
Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am not set up to make a live call. But, I am happy to answer your question on this thread. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice.
1- Is she limping from a back or front leg?
2- How long has this been going on?
3- Do you know how she got hurt?
4- Are you asking of wanting a tranquilizer?
Friend, Tramadol is an excellent pain killer but sometimes it make take some time for you to notice significant improvement. In addition, if the lameness is being caused by a soft tissue injury, a pinched nerve or even a fracture you are not going to see the lameness go away quickly on Tramadol, she will need some time. In addition, she may need an anti inflammatory medication. For now, I would not do anything different or give over the counter pain killers. Keep her on Tramadol every 6-8 hours. Follow up with family vet in the morning.
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