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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian; BS (Physiology) Michigan State Univ
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My old dog has arthritis. I've given his scheduled meds (Quellin

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My old dog has arthritis. I've given his scheduled meds (Quellin and glucosamin). I have given him MY tramadol a couple of times. I have Pravail for horses. Can you give Prevail to dogs?
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: Chronic pain in his right shoulder. Also doing passive ROM and ice packs with him. Trying to get him into my vet tomorrow. I just want to get him some relief w/o giving him my dwindling stash of tramadol. Will get him some tomorrow.
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.
Hello. You don't want to give any Prevail (Flunixin). This can cause GI ulcers and kidney failure in dogs. I would go with Tramadol. That is your safest option tonight. The dose is anywhere from 1-2.5 mg per lb body weight. It can be given every 6-12 hours, as needed. In the morning, i would have them start some Rimadyl or Metacam. I would also have Tramadol or Gabapentin on hand to give as needed for breakthrough pain. I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.

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

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