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Search results for 'phantom limb pain' (963)

…opiates, but this is major surgery and early pain management
is crucial.  FWIW, Gabapentin seems to be a true miracle drug for amputation and phantom limb pain management
/avoidance.

18 July 2018 8:22 am
Posts: 17
Views: 1133

…said

Atlas's surgeon will not give him the gabapentin because he doesn't believe dogs get phantom limb pain.

Dr. Pam is correct, there are no official studies that prove it. But over the last 10 years we have seen many members' animals go through…

… We tend to see it happen more in animals who have had poor pain management
from the beginning. Not always, but often.

Here is a newly published phantom limb pain study by a European veterinarian who reached out to us on this subject. Feel free to give a copy to your vet.

New Phantom Pain in Dogs Study

10 July 2018 12:18 pm
Posts: 65
Views: 3551

…really seems like this guy is behind the times.  There is really no proof that dogs get phantom limb pain  because we can't ask them but many vets are using it as a means to control even arthritis pain.  I would ask your regular vet or even the

10 July 2018 8:30 am
Posts: 65
Views: 3551

… 

Pam, if you're still reading this thread, I need your help. Atlas's surgeon will not give him the gabapentin because he doesn't believe dogs get phantom limb pain. He's only prescribing codeine. I am fuming right now & wondering if he even likes dogs. I've found a couple of articles online saying they do

10 July 2018 7:20 am
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…over activated to sensation and interpreting it as pain. She has always had some over sensitivity to certain types of pain and showed signs of phantom limb pain. I think the developing arthritis and then the fall she took pushed her over an edge. 

She got sedated for the x-ray and she seemed to be under

… (i know you saw the BUT coming) but it might be a good idea to ask your doc for some gabapentin. It is such an important medication for avoiding phantom limb pain and it can make a big difference in recovery. It dulls the nerve endings that are still trying to send signals to the brain. 

In the meantime

…Carol - no, you're not nuts , you're a mom who is worried about her boy. The phantom limb pain idea is probably spot on, and the gaba should help with that. I wonder about your vet's suggestion of a 20 min leash walk at this point, however. I

26 June 2018 9:02 am
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… here, many people have reported it.  I do not recall ever hearing it definitely attributed to any cause.  Though, it is likely a combination of phantom limb pain and muscle memory.  Since the bulk of the surgery pain is in the past by this point and most kitties are getting back to being active they just try

24 June 2018 11:34 pm
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Views: 1477

…the carprofen has lessened the effects of the gaba?  Tani was always on both so I don't have experience with just gaba.

It does sound like phantom limb pain from what you describe- some have more trouble with that than others.  Maggie never had phantom pain

You might try keeping a log of her

…leg amputated three weeks ago when the cancer became worse. 

He has had some big ups and downs in the last three weeks - vomiting, dehydration, phantom limb pain and struggling with the pressure on only one back leg. 

He is currently taking pardale, amantadine and gabapentin and still seems to have pain

27 May 2018 3:26 pm
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Views: 413

…so that they don't have to climb unnecessarily. 

You may want to ask your doc about gabapentin. It is an excellent drug to help ward off phantom limb pain. Huck was on it for about 2 1/2 weeks and it made a big difference. 

I'm glad he's eating, drinking, and eliminating for you. Maybe slowing him

…upstairs so that they don't have to climb unnecessarily. 

You may want to ask your doc about gabapentin. It is an excellent drug to help ward off phantom limb pain. Huck was on it for about 2 1/2 weeks and it made a big difference. 

I'm glad he's eating, drinking, and eliminating for you. Maybe slowing him

…on it seemed like Purrkins adjusted to it.

Maybe she just needed a lower dose? What pain was she showing you? I am wondering if she was having phantom limb pain or the luxating patella pain?

I can only imagine that scare falling off her ramp. There are times we have to weight these things out and pick the

1 May 2018 9:20 am
Posts: 87
Views: 4916

…goodness it was empty but it was set. I demanded it be removed and it was, at least for the time I was around. 

Theo sounds like he's having phantom limb pain. The buprenorphine helps with post surgical pain, but the gabapentin helps with phantom limb pain. It actually works on the nerve endings that send…

…Huckleberry and many others here. 

Huck was on buprenorphine and gabapentin, given with some time in between, for about 2 1/2 weeks. He did have phantom limb pain and it made a huge difference. After staple removal and healing of the incision we took him off. I believe you may have to lower the dosage a bit…

…before cutting them off. He's great now and does not have the phantom limb pain. I hope this helps you.

I'm so sorry this has happened to your boy, but you couldn't have found a better place for support and understanding for

23 April 2018 6:52 pm
Posts: 21
Views: 1465

…a long acting antibiotic injection and his meds were different being a cat. Although the pain meds were different, gabapentin is important to avoid phantom limb pain

Traction is also very important. Some of us use yoga mats, puzzle mats, throw rugs, anything to make sure they don't slip on slick floors. If

20 April 2018 3:26 pm
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Views: 2312

…than we do!!! Of course their threshold is higher than ours, but pain is pain after such major surgery!! 

Here is a hooman discussion about phantom limb pain that Stewie started with a hooman friend of his who had her leg amputated due to bone cancer...

http://tripawds.....t-of-view/

They

18 April 2018 9:16 am
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5 April 2018 10:45 am
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5 April 2018 8:05 am
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…your sweet Tempy is having these issues.   I know it's hard to watch and not be able to help.

Take a look at the links phantom limb pain phantom pain
and see if this sounds like what's happening.  The Gabapentin is usually the best treatment.  How much does she weigh and what is his

4 April 2018 9:08 pm
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4 April 2018 7:27 pm
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4 April 2018 4:36 pm
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…is still bothering him.  There's a little swelling, but the vet today thinks it's just a small lipoma after aspirating some fat cells.  I suggested phantom limb pain and she said "Maybe."  I asked about Gabapentin and she's going to confirm we can give him that while in the vaccine trial.

Anyone have

4 April 2018 3:02 pm
Posts: 5
Views: 483

…that any place could take a limb and not see the need for pain meds. You'll also probably want to ask about gabapentin which is a great medicine for phantom limb pain.

Do you have access to a large crate? You would be able to monitor her bathroom habits much easier and will know for certain what her urine

2 April 2018 10:22 am
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1 April 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Ask A Vet!
Topic: Sudden pain
Posts: 7
Views: 774

…you don't mind, I would suggest you talk to your doc about giving her some gabapentin for her amp. It is a great drug to ward against phantom limb pain.

Sheesh I'm starting to feel like a drug pusher here! 

I'm not into unnecessary medications. Most of our furkids experience this problem, and

…is given to help treat and ward off phantom limb pain which is very common in amputees. It's generally started just before surgery and continued during recovery.

It's a great drug, but it's also…

…to Cookie's doctor. Even if you get a prescription and don't use it (probably not likely) if the need arises you will want to have it on hand. 

Phantom limb pain

23 March 2018 9:10 pm
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Views: 12023

…hopping on!

Snuggles 15 days post surgery he gets weird attacks

Cat displaying strange behaviour after amputation

My Tripawd Boskers

Feline Phantom Limb Pain

Cat- post amputation strange bahavior

Hang in there your not alone!

Hugs, and chin scrachtes to Corbin

Holly & Purrkins

2 March 2018 1:44 pm
Posts: 19
Views: 1845

…THROUGH QUITE AN ORDEAL!!

We have a couple of really good kitty experts who will chime in when they see this.

One thing that comes to mind is phantom limb pain, although it only lasts generally less than a minute.  I suppose the residual effect could carry on longer though after the nerve pain has stopped.

2 March 2018 11:28 am
Posts: 19
Views: 1845

…hear what the surgeon has to say tomorrow.  The one thing that does concern he is he can be a huge drama king, and I worry he’ll go nuts if he has phantom limb pain, or just tenderness in general.  I’ve seen a lot of people say that an amp surgery seems to be an easier recovery than a tplo, but I don’t know if

…big difference now is that he does not jump and it does not seem painful. 

How old is Bowie? It is hard to tell if it is discomfort in general or phantom limb pain. What is his gabapentin dosage? You might want to speak with your vet about getting him something to go with the gaba for pain. One of the ladies

4 February 2018 4:36 pm
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