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Vet_Dr.Drea, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
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Experience:  Boarded, licensed, and accredited veterinarian. Interests: general medicine, ophthalmology (eyes).
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My dog just had an operation and has had Robenacoxib but is

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Hi, my dog just had an operation and has had Robenacoxib but is crying and in a lot of pain. The vet is closed now, I don't know what to do.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. The noise must be worrying. I'll connect you to the Veterinarian. How old is Just?
Customer: He is 6 years
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Just?
Customer: No
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Vet_Dr.Drea replied 1 year ago.

Hello, as a licensed veterinarian I am happy to assist you. I am very sorry to hear that Just seems to be in pain.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is there anything I can give him?
Expert:  Vet_Dr.Drea replied 1 year ago.

Unfortunately, there are not any over-the-counter human pain medications that are safe to give to dogs so the only way to add to the pain medicine he has now would be to get him to a vet. You could see if there is an emergency vet open near you, and I would be happy to help you look into this if you'd like.

However, something you can try is a cold compress. Wrap an ice pack in a light towel and hold it on the surgical area for 15 minutes at a time. This will have a numbing and anti-inflammatory effect and can help with pain.

Expert:  Vet_Dr.Drea replied 1 year ago.

Where did he have surgery? (what part of his body and for what reason?)

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
he had a lipoma removed from his back leg
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Some people online say they can have codeine, is that correct?
Expert:  Vet_Dr.Drea replied 1 year ago.

Ok, great. I would try the cold compress, this will likely help for such a procedure. You can use the compress multiple times (as needed) throughout the day, just be sure to leave at least 15 minutes between each compress (with the ice pack off) and do not put the ice pack directly on the skin (make sure you wrap it in a towel to prevent skin trauma)

Expert:  Vet_Dr.Drea replied 1 year ago.

I would not recommend giving a human medication without checking with your vet, who knows his full medical history, first. Codeine is a strong drug and can have significant side effects if not administered properly. In my opinion, it would be a bit much for a lipoma removal.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Vet_Dr.Drea replied 1 year ago.

You are very welcome! I hope this helps and Just feels better soon!

Expert:  Vet_Dr.Drea replied 1 year ago.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with additional questions or concerns. Once satisfied, please remember to rate my answer so I receive credit for my time. All the best to you and Just! ~Dr. Drea

Expert:  Vet_Dr.Drea replied 1 year ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?