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24 October 2015 3:32 pm
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24 October 2015 3:05 pm
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….  My husband said when it happened this morning, he thought she looked a little confused after she yelped.  I read some of the resources here about phantom limb pain, and it seems like if this is it, maybe just a very mild symptom?  On a few occasions when she's asleep and dreaming I will notice her muscles

24 October 2015 2:57 pm
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…to vet tomorrow morning, she is in no pain, actually this last 4 days she has had pretty good days, until last week she had a difficult time with the phantom limb pain; the bumps are on her tummy, one is half an inch from her scar, the other one is about an inch and a 1/2 from scar, her tummy skin close to the scar

22 October 2015 9:26 pm
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…darting about can indicate phantom pain
. See these Tripawds News blog
posts for tips for identifying pain in pets, pain management
, and managing phantom limb pain in dogs. Or, search all blogs here
!

Is Your Dog or Cat in Pain? Here’s How to Know the Signs.
Easy Massage Tips for Phantom Leg Pain in…

…Tripawd Dogs and Cats
Best Pain Relief Tips for Tripawd Dogs and Cats
Phantom Limb Pain in Tripawd Dogs
 

Please note that nopawdy here is a vet or vet tech unless they have a Vet Expert badge under their name. Please consult your vet

21 October 2015 11:31 am
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…sounds like Opaldog is in pain. Perhaps you could phone your vet to discuss the meds. As I understand it Gabapentin helps phantom limb pain, maybe she still needs to be on it.

I don't think my cat's pain meds were well managed, rather than every 8 hours she was taking them every 12

21 October 2015 9:39 am
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…in her leg anymore, the wound did heal beautifully and the skin in that area looked so healthy! then she started to be a bit depressed and getting phantom limb pain and by Oct 19 she had developed a skin infection on the area of the amputation, she is past that infection now, but the skin in that area stayed hard

20 October 2015 10:52 pm
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…doing the same thing early on after her surgery.  Our neighbor is an MD and she said to gently press on and "rub" her incision area as it could be phantom limb pain and the gentle massage could help to minimize and alleviate those symptoms.  And it really helped.  We routinely put gentle compression on the area

19 October 2015 9:24 am
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…your concerns addressed with the vet, it gives you confidence that you are on the right track with Senna. 

I'm with Sally on the possibility of phantom limb pain.  What pain meds is she on?  They can do a number on our pups. On tramadol my pug Maggie acted like a ghost was after her, but that was a

8 October 2015 1:21 pm
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…good thing. This and any sudden outbursts or jumping up are indeed common indications for phantom pain
. Don't miss these helpful tips for managing phantom limb pain in the Tripawds Downloads blog
.

27 September 2015 5:25 pm
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…you decided to post here!  We also noticed the spasms/muscle jumping with Max.  We asked the surgeon about that and he told us that was normal.  Phantom limb pain is more where they yelp and jump up I think.  We had very few of those.  That is what the gabapentin helps with too.  I think Max too had problems

27 September 2015 5:10 pm
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… we suggest consulting with a rehab specialist.

The outbursts could indeed indicate phantom pain
, many of these recommended remedies for managing phantom limb pain in dogs should also work for cats. But please consult your vet with any serious concerns.

13 September 2015 3:54 pm
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…s hard...continue to trust and KNOW that he will get better! I do believe he has some u xerlying lain and then that turns to panic. If it is phantom limb pain, then we need to find a vet who can treat that in cats.

MURPHY WILL GET BETTER!!! He's one feisty cat...and clearly @oved and adored!

11 September 2015 11:48 pm
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…? He isn't himself. I'm not myself. I don't know what to do.

Here are my questions for you, beloved tripawd community:

Does this seem like phantom limb pain to you? It isn't consistent, except with walking. Walking is very tough and is always tough.

If it isn't phantom limb, what does it sound like

… talk to your vet, you want to keep it on schedule and you do not want to suddenly stop giving it or it can cause problems.

Have you seen our Best Phantom Limb Pain tips? There's some ideas that should help.

Best Pain Relief Tips for Tripawd Dogs and

2 September 2015 9:04 am
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…Sally,

Sounds like it's not phantom limb pain. I hope his surgery pain isn't so bad. He's such a strong pup, I worry he's not showing us all that he is going through. As you saw from his vid

….  We plan on asking our surgeon about this, but we thought it might be worth asking here if anyone has seen anything like this. I was thinking phantom limb pain, but has anyone heard of a dog only exhibiting those symptoms at night? Perhaps he's in pain but only shows it when he thinks we aren't paying

…following another but will start new here).  Lois is 12 day post surgery.  She is experiencing panting, crying, yelping, etc.  We think this is phantom limb pain.  She is currently taking Meloxidyl and Tramadol.  We did notice she was acting better and more like herself at the end of a dose of Tramadol,

30 August 2015 4:28 pm
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…following another but will start new here).  Lois is 12 day post surgery.  She is experiencing panting, crying, yelping, etc.  We think this is phantom limb pain.  She is currently taking Meloxidyl and Tramadol.  We did notice she was acting better and more like herself at the end of a dose of Tramadol,

30 August 2015 11:52 am
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…without them, so I just put them in almost every room of the house. Those plus time seem to be significantly helpful.

It does seem like he has phantom limb pain sometimes, crying out, can't get comfortable, eventually runs away and hides, but that appears to be less and less frequent. I've read some people

26 August 2015 10:19 pm
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…and take Chester in to make sure there are no issues with his disc, etc. Otherwise, I think you can chalk this up to overdoiw it, along with so.e phantom limb pain AND butt surgerh!!

When you can, we would LOVE to see so e pictures of Chester!

Stay connected, okay? We are right here with you! This

24 August 2015 3:01 pm
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…it happened when she was sleeping, sometimes when she was standing, sometimes when she was walking. We got her back on Gabapentin assuming it was phantom limb pain which lessened the incidents but they didn't go away.

This weekend we noticed she wouldn't put weight on one hind leg during a yelping incident,…

…vet and got her on pain meds. We are lucky enough to live near CSU's animal cancer center, and they think it could be anything: a pinched nerve, phantom limb pain, etc. I'm just disappointed to have her back on so many pain meds when the point of surgery was to have her feeling better in her remaining time!

18 August 2015 8:00 pm
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…of a painkiller and anti-inflammatory. I found out later that it should be given at a different time than the buprenorphine.

This could be phantom limb pain - talk to the vet for a pain killer for that.

You can also phone the Tripawd helpline at 844-874-7293.

Hope this helps.

Kerren 

…of a painkiller and anti-inflammatory. I found out later that it should be given at a different time than the buprenorphine.

This could be phantom limb pain - talk to the vet for a pain killer for that.

You can also phone the Tripawd helpline at 844-874-7293.

Hope this helps.

Kerren 

…happier and more like his old self. 

The vet called today as she had shown the video to a specialist and they now believe Darcey is suffering from Phantom limb pain.  They have mentioned using Gabapentin but as far as I know this drug is used on humans and dogs and I wondered whether anyone has any experience of

…probably the reason he was yelping so much in the beginning. It also explains why the vet just put him on an anti inflammatory when I thought it was phantom limb pain. GRRRRRR

Sally was right when she told me that perhaps if they had found the cancer they would've put him down and I would've never had him (and

…in.

A suggestion...post this issue Loki is having under "Ask a Vet". Possibly she could offer some help. Usually the Gabapentin can help phantom limb pain.

I'm really sorry you and Loki are having to deal with this. It is good to know that otherwise he is on track for a good recovery. This pain

27 June 2015 10:17 pm
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…made in my earlier post about panic attacks is in part true and the crying could very well be frustration or annoyance.

The Vet did mention phantom limb pain and I also asked her how many amputations she had done and whether she had experienced any like this one.  Her answer was that she had done loads

…loved and spoiled! Your kitty is with you and is recovering very nicely I. Spite of this little hiccup!!

Did the vet entertain that it may be phantom limb pain? I k m ow with dogs Gabapentin is VERY effective...not sure about cats.

Maybe others can chime in with more insight.

Sending you group

…are your new family (whether you want us or not! We put the "fun"in dysfunction!)

When you speak to your vet again, as kf she thinks it may be PHANTOM LIMB PAIN. It is real and n it does exkst. Just ask any human who has lost a lomb. However, there are some vets who stil l are unaware of it. In dogs,

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