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Old 07-24-2014, 11:26 AM
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With Chris then and Jack now, we use Metacam. Both were/have been on it daily for years. It's the sort of thing they either tolerate or don't almost immediately. Both of our dogs have done very well on it.

Tramadol made Chris sick.

We also tried Tramadol liquid with Katie a couple of months before she passed because the vet preferred something that wasn't a controlled substance. It made her foam at the mouth for 10 minutes and we never gave her another dose. At least the one we had was a very oily liquid and obviously very nasty tasting. So we went back to bupranorphine for her.

Metacam is a liquid and fairly benign tasting. We just squirt on the food.

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Old 07-24-2014, 11:55 AM
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thanks for the heads up Natalie. good warning to know about. Judi

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With Chris then and Jack now, we use Metacam. Both were/have been on it daily for years. It's the sort of thing they either tolerate or don't almost immediately. Both of our dogs have done very well on it.

Tramadol made Chris sick.

We also tried Tramadol liquid with Katie a couple of months before she passed because the vet preferred something that wasn't a controlled substance. It made her foam at the mouth for 10 minutes and we never gave her another dose. At least the one we had was a very oily liquid and obviously very nasty tasting. So we went back to bupranorphine for her.

Metacam is a liquid and fairly benign tasting. We just squirt on the food.

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The vet's office was concerned about what flavor we wanted the Tramadol to be made up in. As if one particular flavor would work... on a cat... with a really nasty tasting medicine. I was pretty sure it wouldn't make a difference. Officially, ours was beef/chicken flavor. It came from Wedgewood Pharmacy.
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Old 07-24-2014, 12:36 PM
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Road Runner told me they don't flavor the Tramadol. She doesn't even like the chicken flavored Gabapentin anymore. I think I just wasted my money LOL
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Old 08-01-2014, 11:31 AM
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In case anyone else is considering liquid tramadol because the pills taste so horrible that we have waged war in our house to get a pill down her. We did 2 doses of the liquid no problem and then last night she threw up right after.

And then she was panting and pacing in pain so I got a pill down her so she could rest. Thankfully she wasn't overdosed.

So, I'll probably call in for a different pain pill. We still have some pills left.

I'd avoid the liquid if possible. And it has some oil in it so it is a pain to clean the syringe.
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Old 08-01-2014, 06:46 PM
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Poor Jenny - I hope you figure out the pain med war. Luckily, Maggie has always taken drugs well.
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Miss Jenny Diva - what is your mom going to do with you? I guess you've got to admire her stubbornness - means she's still got a lot of spunk to her. Hope you are able to find something else that works.
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Oh bother Judi. I hope you figure out the pain med war too
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Aww Miss Jenny. So hard to see the old ones in pain. Glad you were able to get something in her to help.

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Judi, Jeb is on rimadyl for his arthritis. It's expensive but it's beef-flavored and he thinks it's a treat.
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