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Dr. Whitehead, Dog Veterinarian
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Experience:  Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, internship trained, with 5 years of experience in high quality practice treating dogs, cats, and some exotics.
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my dog trigger was diagnosed with pythiosis yesterday. He has

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my dog trigger was diagnosed with pythiosis yesterday. He has diarrhea and pain when he defecates . is there anything that could possibly help him like a pain med while he is undergoing treatment??
Hello there. My name isXXXXX and I am very sorry to hear about your dog and his pythiosis infection. He can definitely benefit from pain meds if he is uncomfortable. Until you can talk to your vet about prescription pain meds such as rimadyl or tramadol you can safely give him tylenol over the counter. The dose is 5 mg per pound every 12 hours. This will help with his pain and discomfort but is not super strong so if it does not provide enough relief like i mentioned above discuss some prescription pain meds. I hope this helps. Please let me know if you have any additional questions or concerns. I would be happy to help. Please do not forget to rate my response so I receive credit for my time. Thank you!
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Trigger is being medicated with tramadol now and its not helping. three pills a day 50mg any other suggestions

How much does he weigh? You can definitely also give the tylenol with the tramadol they work very well together for pain relief
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

60 pounds

A 60lb dog can safely take between 50 and 150 mg of tramadol 3 times a day. So increase his dosage to two tablets three times a day and give 1 regular strength tylenol (375 mg) twice daily. This should definitely help with his pain.
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Hi Jennifer,

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

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