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Hi there My dog has been in a terrible fight

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. Strange behavior is often perplexing. I'm sure the Veterinarian can help you. What is the dog's name and age?

And I have given her alprazolam as she was in a highly anxious state

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about your dog?

I would like to know if I can give her tramal to help with the pain and if it would be an issue to mix the two drugs

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 11 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 11 months ago

You can give tramadol at a dose of 2 - 5 mg per pound of body weight at 8-12 hour intervals but expect additive sedation and perhaps ataxia ("drunken sailor") when both drugs are onboard. Most important, if full skin thickness bite wounds have occurred, she's going to need a systemic antibiotic within 48 hours of the wounds lest cellulitis (inflammation of the cells) turns into abscesses. If you have a canine or human antibiotic at home, please let me know and I'll see if I can give you a dose for it.

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