Tramadol for dogs

Tramadol for dogs dosage

The usual dosage of tramadol to treat pain in dogs is 0.45 to 1.8 mg per pound of body weight given every 8 to 12 hours. For treating cancer, this dosage may be given every 6 hours.

Tramadol comes in 50 mg tablets that you should NOT crush before administering. Your veterinarian will be able to help you determine how to measure the proper dosage. You should give your dog plenty of water with the tablets, and you can also give the tablets with or without food.
It is important to follow dosage instructions closely, as overdose can be fatal.

Overdose symptoms include drowsiness, shallow breathing, weakness, fainting, or coma. You should contact an emergency vet if you suspect an overdose has occurred.
You should also not suddenly discontinue use of tramadol, as your pet may suffer from withdrawal symptoms, including anxiety, nausea, diarrhea, tremors, or breathing problems.

Dogs may experience some side effects when taking tramadol. The most common of these is sedation. Other side effects may be more serious, and you should discuss alternative forms of treatment with your veterinarian if they concern you.
If you see side effects in your dog, report them to your veterinarian, as they may wish to alter the dosage or use a different medication.

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