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Does Tramadol Help Dogs with Amputation Pain?

Decades ago, veterinarians thought Tramadol helps dogs with amputation pain. But times change. The newest science says Tramadol is a poor choice for acute or chronic pain. Amputation pain in dogs and cats is another situation where you should just say No to Tramadol.

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Pepper gets pain control after amputation surgery.

But please don’t take our word for it. We aren’t vets. Instead, hear why one of veterinary medicine’s first and best pain management specialists says you must advocate for better pain management after amputation surgery.

New Science Says Tramadol Does NOT Help Dogs

In episode #96 of Tripawd Talk Radio, veterinary pain management expert Dr. Robin Downing, DVM, MS (Bioethics), DAIPM, DACVSMR, CVPP, CCRP answers an important question. Does Tramadol Work for post-amputation pain?

In other words, Tramadol is NOT a drug you want for a dog’s amputation surgery recovery! To quote Dr. Downing:

“One of the myths of pain management in animals is that we should use a drug called tramadol. And I want to make sure that I take the time to educate your listeners and watchers that tramadol actually has been proven now in a very robust clinical study that was done at the University of Georgia by one of my very good friends, Dr. Steve Budsberg. It has been proven to be completely ineffective as a pain management strategy for dogs. Completely ineffective. — Dr. Robin Downing, DVM, MS (Bioethics), DAIPM, DACVSMR, CVPP, CCRP

Just Say No to Tramadol for Amputation Pain

If any of your listeners have a veterinarian who is not keeping up with the research and they are actually wanting to prescribe tramadol, those clients should respectfully say to the veterinarian, “I’m sorry but the latest research lets me know this is not an effective pain management strategy. We need to use something else. I’m going to let you keep your tramadol because it’s not going to help my dog.” — Dr. Robin Downing

Get expert facts about cat and dog amputation recovery and pain control

Tripawds Podcast Episode #96: Dr. Robin Downing returns to Tripawd Talk Radio for this full-length interview. It’s packed with tips for keeping three legged dogs and cats pain free. Learn what to do before, during, and after amputation surgery recovery.

Pet Pain Management with Dr. Robin Downing

Watch the complete video recording on the Tripawds YouTube Channel:
https://youtu.be/oCizS5G-aeo

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