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Search results for 'phantom limb pain' (980)

…with him. Last night he was howling so loud I tried to calm him down and he bit me, he is obviously in so much pain.

I have no idea if he has phantom limb pain or not... I finally got a video of him today but not sure how to upload it on here. Perhaps if anyone thinks they could identify phantom limb

18 June 2012 4:51 am
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…said

We have lots of info here about Gabapentin, just search the Forums for more info about how it helps with phantom limb pain.

 

Will do! Thx

14 June 2012 10:26 pm
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…t know how much it is as a Veterinary grade medicine...

In the video we linked to above, Dr. Pam discusses the use of Gabapentin to control phantom limb pain in dogs.

Just beware that liquid Gabapentin and the human prescription can contain Xylitol which is toxic to dogs.

 

Good info! Thanks!

14 June 2012 10:25 pm
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…have lots of info here about Gabapentin, just search the Forums for more info about how it helps with phantom limb pain.

14 June 2012 10:08 pm
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…t know how much it is as a Veterinary grade medicine...

In the video we linked to above, Dr. Pam discusses the use of Gabapentin to control phantom limb pain in dogs.

Just beware that liquid Gabapentin and the human prescription can contain Xylitol which is toxic to dogs.

14 June 2012 10:08 pm
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…these forums or the blogs and you will find much discussion about phantom limb pain in dogs. Here are a couple of our most informative posts:

Video: Phantom Limb Pain and Other Common Post-Amputation Complications

Download:…

… Tips for Managing Phantom Limb Pain in Dogs

Forum Topic: tips for managing phantom limb pain in dogs

News Blog
: Phantom Limb Pain in Tripawd Dogs

14 June 2012 9:17 am
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….com/2012/06/barley.html  I've mentioned that I'm a nurse, and of course, I've had several human patients undergo amputations and report the phantom limb pain. I know this is a true phenomenon, because I had my front tooth broken [by a dog no less!] and although the endodontist removed the root, nerves,

13 June 2012 11:42 pm
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…page 63 of Three Legs and a Spare we do recommend gentle stimulus and include a number of links for further reading including the Tips for Managing Phantom Limb Pain in Dogs document in the downloads blog from a member who mentions:

"One way that we might be able to help the brain re-map itself is to increase

…symptoms so you can share them with your vet and he can diagnose the issue better. Gabapentin is still something you can use after surgery if it's phantom limb pain.

Pain is all dependent on the dog, and is very unique to each one. As I said, most dogs will start to show signs of their old selves during week

29 May 2012 7:54 am
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… my girl Molly is almost on the same time line as Maggie , her stitches are due to come out Monday. I don't think she's got any problems with phantom limb pain and she's only on metacam and antibiotics but she had a mid femoral amputation so maybe it helps to have something there still to move? She does

17 May 2012 3:37 am
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…pain can come back in short bursts but usually goes away. Here is more info:

Phantom Limb Pain in Tripawd Dogs

You'll also find lots of good info in the Forums too, just search for "phantom pain
"

15 April 2012 11:02 am
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…had been thinking about that.  She showed all the signs of phantom limb pain, with the sudden sharp cries when she wasn't even moving.  I couldn't see if her muscles were twitching because of the bandages, but we couldn't

15 April 2012 8:17 am
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…pretty well all things considered.

The twitchiness is normal, and as long as she's not crying out in pain you probably don't have to worry about phantom limb pain. It will subside but every now and then you'll probably notice it. If you want to help her relax, check out these news posts:

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Phantom Limb Pain in Tripawd Dogs

12 April 2012 10:01 am
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…right? If so, this should make a big difference. Many dogs go through a couple of weeks of very uncomfortable sensations.

And if you suspect phantom limb pain, which is what it sounds like, you may want to check out this blog post for tips to help you alleviate the pain:

Phantom Limb Pain in Tripawd Dogs

2 April 2012 8:15 pm
Topic: Whimpering
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…about treating phantom pain
. You can use the search button above to find more related forum topics or search all blogs here.

Tips for managing phantom limb pain in dogs

Phantom Pain and other common post-amputation complications

15 February 2012 10:26 am
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…Leanne,

We had no phantom limb pain either but Shinobi's reactions sound very similar to those who've experienced it here. Since he's only done it twice, it's hard to tell. However,

15 February 2012 9:40 am
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…to hear about Tank's trouble, certainly sounds like phantom pain
. See these posts for help:

Download: Managing phantom limb pain in dogs

Video: Phantom pain and other post-amputation complications

16 December 2011 10:24 am
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…every dog is different. However, there are things you can do to help alleviate any pain. Here is a great post that a member wrote a while back "Phantom Limb Pain in Tripawd Dogs." Also, this general search for phantom limb pain in our news blog has additional tips.

Talk to your vet about cutting back.

14 December 2011 9:34 am
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…. Phantom Pain
is common and you'll find plenty of posts about it by searching these forums and the blogs...

Downloads Blog
: Managing Phantom Limb Pain in Dogs

News Blog
(Video): Phantom Pain and Other Common Complications

Hope this helps!

26 November 2011 9:16 pm
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…sure to download these Tips for Managing Phantom Limb Pain in Dogs.

Our video interview with Dr Pam also discusses phantom pain and other common complications.

Searching the forums and blogs should

15 November 2011 1:59 pm
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… here are a few more helpful links:

Vet Video Interview: Phantom Pain and other Common Post-amputation Complications
Downloads Blog: Managing Phantom Limb Pain In Dogs
Gear Blog: Bella's Hot/Cold Pain Relief Pack for Dogs

8 November 2011 11:44 am
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…so much!!

 

Maggie was on tramadol for two weeks total (I think) but we were tapering down the second week.

 

Here is a link to info on Phantom Limb Pain.  I did not experience it with my pug Maggie.

 

I hope Charlie keeps making progress!

 

Karen and the pugapalooza

krun15
4 November 2011 2:10 pm
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…side effects of the meds is a shame, but it is only pre tem, and of course, it's all about taking the pain away. I can't say he ever suffered from phantom limb pain .. he never showed any signs such as licking where his leg would have been for example. But do check with your vet if you are seriously worried. 

…stuff and it really became a problem.  Just when we thought it was all healed, he'd tear it open again.  They put him on gabapentin thinking it was phantom limb pain.  They put him on an antibiotic.  They suggested cold laser and some other kind of laser.  I don't even like to think about it, it was just this

29 September 2011 6:37 pm
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…said:

could be this phantom pain
i have heard about?

Possibly, here is more info about phantom limb pain in dogs and how to help treat it.

22 August 2011 9:02 am
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…perhaps some of you have some thoughts on some of them.

Pre-operative and Post-operative advice?

Did you all treat your beloved tripawds for phantom limb pain (perhaps with Gabapentin)?
Do you recommend we get a harness for Maguire?
How long should we keep him away from stairs/steps?
Icing the wound

16 August 2011 9:29 pm
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5 July 2011 9:59 am
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…him stumble ( we didnt know about the spurs until they opened him up ) He still moves his shoulder when he walks and I thought it may be like phantom limb pain ,  it hurt when he moved and he thought it was his imaginary leg so tried to take weight off "it" by collapsing.

He said it wouldn't be that, but

29 June 2011 11:21 am
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…her a little loopy still and that's why she forgets not to lay like that.  Though, it could have not much to do with how she lays and actually be phantom limb pain.  Just unuseful speculation from me, I guess – sorry!  My front leg tripawd (osteosarcoma and passed on in 2009) laid on his incision almost from

27 May 2011 8:21 pm
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Don't miss these tips for managing phantom limb pain in dogs. We're happy to hear Sasha is doing so well, please keep us posted on her progress.

24 May 2011 2:19 pm
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