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Old 09-06-2014, 04:48 AM
Location: Texas
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We dispense quite a bit of Tramadol to dogs in chronic pain, and many clients swear by it. However, it is not as effective alone as when combined with a good NSAID, such as Metacam. And as of this month Tramadol has become a controlled substance in veterinary medicine, which has dramatically increased the cost from the distributor. I had my 15 yr old dog on a combo of Tramadol and Metacam, but I started slowly weaning him off the Tramadol (never stop cold turkey as this can cause an increase in pain and withdrawals depending on the dog's health & length of time on it) and squirting the liquid Metacam only with his food, it hasn't seemed to phase him a bit, he's still a jumper. I'm not suggesting you do the same, but you do have options to discuss with your vet about what meds they recommend combining (if possible) for your specific dog. Plus, when the 2 are combined. Hope some answers and relief come to him soon!
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