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12YR Portuguese Water Dog with severe osteroarthritis and a thyroid deficiency. We have addressed these problems and dog is taking medication for thyroid and tramadol plus Galliprant for arthritis.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the dog?

Has been having a seizure a month for past 3 months. Just had a mild one and wondered if it is caused by low blood sugar from tramadol or something else. He is breathing fast and hard now, about a hour after seizure. He had 2 - 50 mg tramadol at 9:30 and seiqure occurred about 2:30. Is breathing this hard normal and could seiqure be caused by tramadol, low blood sugar. Had blood work done 2 months ago and all was normal.

Veterinarian's Assistant: Seizures always look scary. Let's get you talking to the Veterinarian. What is the dog's name?

Hankie Pankie.

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

In excellent health, except for age-related loss of vision and hearing. Is grossly overweight at 90 lbs. But, eats well, goes to bathroom fine and still is very playful with our other dog a standard poodle. He is dog aggressive and always has been since we got him 10 years ago.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

In humans tramadol has been linked to seizure activity but not clearly defined in dogs. Personally I do not dispense tramadol to dogs that have a seizure history and prefer gabapentin for pain management with the galliprant. It works by dulling the nerve firing associated with pain, is very safe for senior pets as well as having no high end dose treatment if we need to adjust based on progression of disease. Lastly, it is used in people to treat seizures so is safe in seizuring pets

I wouldn't advise changing anything without involving your veterinarian but please talk to him/ her about this addition and potentially tapering off the tramadol. I had one patient on tramadol with seizure history (from another vet) and we removed the medication as a precaution because it simply isn't worth the risk with so many pain management alternatives out there

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Altman, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Good morning I wanted to check in on Hanky Pankie to see if there were any additional seizures last night? I would love an update when you are able

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