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Hi, i`m Richard, a Veterinarian from the UK. Hopefully I can help today.
Is he able to stand?
Is he on any medication for his hips currently?
Ah, ok. Has he been straining to poop?
How often is he vomiting?
Ok, it certainly sounds like he may be quite stiff and reluctant to get up or squat to poop because of this. Do you have access to tramadol?
Tramadol can be used in addition to his rimadyl and dasuquin as a top up pain relief. Tramadol is an opioid pain medication so it can slow gut motility, so if he is a little constipated it may be worth giving some food grade mineral oil as a mild laxative to help him poop and ensure we dont make any constipation worse with the tramadol. Can you give me an idea of his weight?
For a dog of his size I would recommend ~5ml mineral oil twice daily and a tramadol dose of ~100mg twice daily.
Absolutely, it should be available at the grocery store or pharmacies. It should come in liquid form.
Absolutely, exactly the same thing
Oatmeal can help settle an irritated stomach and is mainly a source of fibre. However, it will not necessarily help if he is constipated.
You are very welcome. Hopefully he is feeling much better very soon!