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…town to help out. The next morning after surgery the first thing he did when I touched him, nowhere near his inscicion by the way, was to have some phantom limb pain. High pitched yelping and crying!! Very, VERY, scary if you dont know whats happening. I looked it up online after regaining my composure. I

22 May 2011 5:41 pm
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15 May 2011 6:45 am
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…Jerry's Required Reading List if she hasn't already for many of the best recovery tips and car advice. And, don't miss the tips for managing phantom limb pain in dogs available in the Tripawds Downloads blog
.

Best wishes for a complete speedy recovery!

20 April 2011 10:19 am
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… it really does sound like phantom pains. 

Here's the topic from Dr. Pam that is a member.

Phantom Limb Pain

Phantom limb pain is another common side effect after amputation surgery. Again, it’s a side effect that can be controlled, and even prevented.

Phantom pain

Monkeybutt-Bunny Vampire
27 March 2011 9:18 pm
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…said:

The problem?  Phantom pain!

Could be... don't miss the tips for managing phantom limb pain in dogs in the Tripawds Downloads blog
.

22 March 2011 11:01 pm
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…days. Dr Wiltzius also advises using a pressure bandage after surgery.

If there is any sign of a seroma
, call your veterinarian immediately.

Phantom Limb Pain

Phantom limb pain is another common side effect after amputation surgery. Again, it's a side effect that can be controlled, and even prevented.

…is the best thing that can help the severed nerve to heal, you can take steps to alleviate this pain.

Tripawd Calpurnia's Mom posted some great phantom limb pain tips here.
If you suspect your dog has phantom pain
, try a hot/cold pack which can help with generalized inflammation and swelling. We like Bella…

…medical studies have shown that if you start Gabapentin just one day before amputation and continue for a week afterward, it can eliminate or reduce phantom limb pain. Even if your dog doesn't have Gabapentin prior to surgery, it can still be used post-op. Most dogs take two to 3 times daily for best results.

8 March 2011 4:33 pm
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…said:

... I do think occasional "Phantom pains". 

Be sure to review these tips for managing phantom limb pain in dogs in the Tripawds Downloads blog
.

Thanks for the great update!

11 February 2011 8:23 pm
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…amputation - getting him used to the socks and the elevated dish is such a great idea!  Well done!

 

I doubt there's any correlation between phantom limb pain and pre-op pain, because it's a result of injury to the nerve combined with lack of the limb, as I understand it.  I've heard that physio can help phantom limb pain, but I have no personal experience since Sid had had his limb amputation about two years before we took him on.

10 February 2011 1:08 pm
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…the parental fort.

Because Dakota is not lame or in pain, they've said recovery may be more difficult. I'm wondering if he may not experience phantom limb pain since his leg doesn't hurt now. Other than being a big, honkin' lump, he  has no problems with anyone doing whatever they want to it. Oh, and we

9 February 2011 12:36 pm
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…is a bit late to experience phantom pain
, but with such a young pup still growing, anything is possible. Be sure to review the tips for managing phantom limb pain in dogs foun in the Tripawds Downloads blog
. Or, search these forums for more advice from others.

1 February 2011 6:25 pm
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…said:

Dogs will get phantom pains...

FYI: You can review these tips for managing phantom limb pain in dogs in the Tripawds Downloads blog
... just one of the links from the reading list we posted earlier.

24 January 2011 4:01 pm
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…reading posts here, recoveries can really vary.  Still, after both, I ought to be able to offer SOME piece of mind for you.

 

Daisy may not get phantom limb pains at all!  Both mine did - I think (it's not always clear and some vets will try to tell you dogs can't get phantom limb pain - pphaw!).  But I…

…about getting some gabepentin (sp?) and that has done the trick for every dog I've read about here who have tried it.  Hopefully you know about phantom limb pain, because your vet is one who won't argue over whether phantom limb pain in dogs exists or not.

 

The constant crying - yay that it's getting

22 January 2011 6:20 pm
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Tremors are common as the nerves mend, but serious quivers and sudden yelps may indicate phantom pain
. Be sure to review these tips for managing phantom limb pain in dogs.

By all means, allow, in fact, encourage your pup to do whatever she can on her own. Always bringing her food/water and helping her get

13 January 2011 6:20 pm
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… but many dogs also come home with extra meds like a Fentanyl Patch (a time-release patch, similar to morphine), or Gabapentin, which can stop phantom limb pain from occurring (when a dog thinks that the leg is still there, they will suddenly cry out and whimper a lot for the first month or so).

If she

10 January 2011 8:35 pm
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5 January 2011 9:02 pm
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…to mention... be sure to check out the tips for managing phantom limb pain in dogs in the Tripawds Downloads blog

4 January 2011 12:31 pm
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…like Phantom Limb Pain to me. Here's a great article about it and some ideas for coping, and here are some links to other discussions.

The length of time Tripawds

3 January 2011 11:22 am
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…mending nerves, but can often be accompanied by sudden yelps or crying out. For more information about this be sure to review the tips for managing phantom limb pain in dogs in the Tripawds Downloads blog
.

You'll find a lot more tips in Jerry's Required Reading List, and for immediate answers to the most

26 December 2010 2:21 pm
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… definitely sounds like phantom limb pain. Our Required Reading List has some good info about it, scroll down and check it out. Good luck, keep us posted OK?

17 December 2010 11:40 pm
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15 December 2010 4:23 pm
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…time to time, or is there not much to be done unless your pup is showing problems?

 

I took Gerry once after what was deemed probably a case of phantom limb pain at the park.  That was several months ago and no problems since.  The chiropractor said at the time that Gerry was doing great and didn't recommend

…just one which has come to light.  He's been a little stiff lately and done the leaping up as if he's been bitten thing.  Now, I wondered if it was phantom limb pain, but why would it start now, nearly three years post amp?  So I took him in for a check up and yesterday they x-rayed his whole spine, plus that

4 December 2010 5:43 am
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krun15
2 November 2010 1:25 pm
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…even more quick answers to the most common concerns, consider downloading the new Tripawds e-book.

First, be sure to review the tips for managing phantom limb pain in dogs found in the Tripawds Downloads blog
. But most of all, try to remain strong and balanced for Bella. What she needs most right now is for

19 October 2010 8:41 pm
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…outbursts are indeed an indicator of phantom pain
. If you haven't already, be sure to review the tips for managing phantom limb pain in dogs in the Tripawds Downloads blog
.

Thanks for joining! We too are looking forward to finding out more about Dudley. Since you started a

14 October 2010 10:43 am
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…and their vet into getting him Gabapentin, but I was overruled.  I think a fair number of vets yet don't believe dogs are capable of experiencing phantom limb pain (like it's some higher function only human brains can do), though in the case of Gerry's vet at that time, she believed it was possible, but didn't…

…does Pam in the Ask A Vet forum and she's a professional.

Gerry got past his episodes.  However, unlike Yoda, I suspect he has had an episode of phantom limb pain since, but only once.  I took him to see a chiropractor soon after an episode of inexplicable crying out and that was the chiropractor's guess, as

28 September 2010 9:09 pm
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…Scooter's Mom,

Wow, sorry he lost his leg that way, poor guy. Thanks for joining us here.

Yes indeed, that sounds like Phantom Limb Pain. You can read more about the causes and management of it in this white paper that Tripawd Calpurnia's Mom wrote.

It's usually very temporary and

28 September 2010 3:41 pm
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…to limbs like we do.  Makes it easier for them to bounce back post amp  unlike us emotional humans.

From reading the forums on other dogs with phantom limb pain, Gabapentin is the drug of choice.  Recently Sammy went through this and he eventually recovered.  Here is a link to that forum.  If you scroll

28 September 2010 2:57 pm
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…Flash! Glad to hear you're getting around.

No worries on the yelping, lots of us get that. It's called Phantom Limb Pain, and it often goes away soon after surgery. Sometimes it can take a month or two but like Holly said, Gabapentin can help if its severe.

Keep it

20 September 2010 9:54 pm
Forum: Shout-Outs
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…was prescribed gabapentin 100mg twice a day back in July, about 3 weeks after her amputation, for intermittent yelping that we figured might be phantom limb pain.  She did well all summer on the evening dose only.  This week I began giving her the morning dose as well.  that was a no-brainer since it was

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