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Experience:  Veterinarian at Veterinary Hospital
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Can a dog take vicodan

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can a dog take vicodan
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Katie Volat replied 1 year ago.


This is Dr. KV. I'm here to help with Red today. Poor guy, sounds like he is not doing well. Do you think he is painful?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Katie Volat replied 1 year ago.

I do not recommend vicodan for dogs...the acetominophen ingredient can be toxic. However, it sounds like Red needs some relief. Do you have a house call vet in your area that you can call to come help you?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
no we are old and unable to move him can he take morphine
Expert:  Katie Volat replied 1 year ago.

I strongly encourage you to call a local mobile veterinarian to come help you with Red. Mobile vets make house calls so you do not need to move Red. The house call vet can give him pain medicine or perfom euthanasia if he is too painful to be helped with pain medication. This way, he will not suffer needlessly if you feel he is very painful. Dogs can take many types of pain medications including morphine, but there may be a better medicine for him depending on what the house call vet determines.

Expert:  Katie Volat replied 1 year ago.

I am very sorry your sweet Red is declining. Please feel free to reach out if I can assist you further, or if you need help finding a local mobile vet.

With appreciation,

Dr. KV

Expert:  Katie Volat replied 1 year ago.
Hi Debra,

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

Katie Volat