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…said:

I am going to find the thread on phantom pain
.

See all the Forum search results for "Phantom Limb Pain"

Specifically, these topics may be of interest:

Ask A Vet!

2 week post amp, still pants alot, phantom limb pain?

Treatment and Recovery


Nova is Yelping Here and There, Why? Phantom Pain?

Treatment and Recovery

Phantom Limb Pain

And be sure to read Calpurnia's tips for managing phantom limb pain in dogs.

3 September 2010 10:24 am
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…you more? Sounds like that's exactly what he wants. That's my guess anyhow. Since I'm not there I can't say for sure but this is my best guess. Phantom limb pain is so much more acute and sudden, and usually pretty loud. if he doesn't whine when he's inside, you have your answer!

Glad to hear from you, we

6 August 2010 10:51 am
Forum: Ask A Vet!
Posts: 9
Views: 2610

…Treatment and Recovery

Homeopathy for Cancer article

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

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29 July 2010 8:55 am
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shelbysmom
21 July 2010 10:48 am
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…the pain itself.

Sudden outbursts and twitching, however, may indicate phantom pain
. You can prepare for this by reading these tips to manage phantom limb pain in dogs.

19 July 2010 9:12 am
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…slower sometimes. As everyone has said, the first 2 weeks after the amputation can be difficult. Tai had some issues with the Tramadol and a bit of phantom limb pain but otherwise sailed through the recovery period. I wouldn't change my decision for anything. She is the same loving, happy, loyal companion that

18 July 2010 11:40 am
Topic: Mr Moses
Posts: 14
Views: 2642

…dogs receive Tramadol and/or an NSAID prescription for the first couple weeks. Gabapentin is also often prescribed which works well for treating phantom limb pain in dogs. Keep in mind too that most dogs cope better with pain than they do with the side effects of some medications. Tramadol is known for

8 July 2010 10:37 am
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7 July 2010 9:04 am
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… remember we aren't vets but it sure does sound like Phantom Pain
.

Tazziedog, our favorite vet, gave some great advice about phantom limb pain here.

Also, check out Admin's post about helpful tips for managing phantom limb pain in dogs.

When it happens, a lot of dogs get really

6 July 2010 8:02 pm
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Views: 4855

…from a Canadian company that is doing research on a  product that helps with amputation surgery and recovery. It was designed specifically for human phantom limb pain which can be a problem in dogs and humans. It seems to be a very interesting and promising product that seems to help with the recovery from the

3 July 2010 1:30 am
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…said:

But how do you know if a dog is having phantom limb pain? You can not ask them.  I wonder if phantom limb pain is a problem that people have ecperienced with their dogs?

 

We experienced, what we assume to be, phantom limb pain with Harley.  Obviously,

25 June 2010 3:22 pm
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…said:

But how do you know if a dog is having phantom limb pain? You can not ask them.  I wonder if phantom limb pain is a problem that people have ecperienced with their dogs? I am not sure if the nerve endings pain you talked about is the same thing as phantom

25 June 2010 10:09 am
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…pains can be a problem for the dog. I used to be a baseball pitching coach and our pitchers would get sore elbows and shoulders. A product used for phantom limb pains would help some of the pitchers recover faster. It has also been used for other sports injuries with some success. It is called Farablok, you can…

…able to contact the company to make a special sleeve for a dog to see if it works. That is if it is needed. But how do you know if a dog is having phantom limb pain? You can not ask them.  I wonder if phantom limb pain is a problem that people have ecperienced with their dogs? I am not sure if the nerve…

…endings pain you talked about is the same thing as phantom limb pain

Abby dog

25 June 2010 1:29 am
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… we're so sorry to hear this.

Tazziedog, our favorite vet, gave some great advice about phantom limb pain here. Be sure to check it out OK?

Stay strong and pawsitive, it does make a difference, and it won't last forever.

Keep us posted.

24 June 2010 10:16 pm
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…said:

The problem we are having is the ghost pain.

Be sure to review these helpful tips for managing phantom limb pain in dogs.

Thanks for joining and best wishes to you and your pup for a speedy complete recovery. You'll find much more advice and recovery tips

24 June 2010 9:58 pm
Forum: Ask A Vet!
Posts: 7
Views: 5723

…s Oscar taking? Stick with his prescribed dosage and don't overmedicate if you think he's still in pain. Be sure to review the tips for managing phantom limb pain in dogs available in the Tripawds Downloads blog
too.

The distended belly is something we would definitely recommend discussing with your vet.

14 June 2010 10:12 am
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11 June 2010 4:32 pm
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…with many of the side effects common to most pain meds for dogs. This free report in the Tripawds Downloads blog
includes Tips for Managing Phantom Limb Pain in Dogs.

You might also find our recent three part video interview with California Animal Rehab helpful when it comes to phantom pain
,

…the time the vet was open again she was pretty much past that.  From all the posts I read about it, gabapentin seems to be the drug to request with phantom limb pain.

Connor sure sounds active!  I know it's probably not going to be something HE wants to try, but have you thought of trying a Gentle Leader to

…Tripawd families here have great advice. Thanks so much everypawdy for sharing your expertise!!!

Here are two posts that might help you:

Phantom Limb Pain in Tripawd Dogs

Dog Leg Amputation Seromas: What You Need to Know

Good luck, and of course let us know how else we can help OK?

…not at the same time) that Gerry hand phantom pain
and that it might be treatable (with gabapentin).  Argh!  Pam has recommended gabapentin for phantom limb pain and I know other pawrents have used it with success.  Phantom limb pain won't necessarily be gone in just a few days like it was for Yoda.  I've…

…read that some dogs can have it for much longer.  So if you're concerned Connor is experiencing phantom limb pain, I'd start nagging your vet asap that you want to try gabapentin to see if it helps Connor, since some vets need convincing.  Trying to ride these…

…episodes out is just way more stress than you all need during the recovery period.

If you're not sure if it's phantom limb pain or not, I'd search for posts on it and/or post in the Ask A Vet! forum. 

Oh, and of course you might have a really great vet who already knows phantom limb pain can happen in dogs and can be treated, in which case asking him/her could help you determine if Connor is experiencing it would probably be the best

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15 April 2010 3:14 pm
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…Henry is likely looking at his surgery site and reacting to the sudden pain or spasms phantom pain
can cause. You may find these tips for relieving phantom limb pain in dogs from the Tripawds Downloads blog
helpful.

Pacing and heavy panting, however, are also common side effects from pain medication. Is he

13 April 2010 8:31 am
Posts: 8
Views: 1740

…it "phantom pain
" but I saw nothing PHANTOM about it!!

Here's a great article our friend TC wrote about phantom pain
: Tips for Managing Phantom Limb Pain in Dogs.

6 March 2010 2:32 pm
Topic: Skyler
Posts: 33
Views: 5684

…shelter and their vet provide it for him. Heck, I would have paid for it at that point, but the vet kept brushing it off, insisting nothing helps phantom limb pain - if it exists. Both Yoda and Gerry were past obvious phantom pain
by the time the first two weeks were up, BUT I have read posts from Pam the…

…vet tech that advise that phantom pain
can last much longer than just the two weeks, so it varies. Similarly, Gerry's phantom limb pain started much earlier than Yoda's. If I had both to do over again, I would have fought harder to get both Gabapentin. It was just too stressful on

18 February 2010 8:53 pm
Posts: 27
Views: 4566

… this certainly sounds like classic symptoms of phantom pain
. If you have not already, be sure to download and review these Tips for Managing Phantom Limb Pain in Dogs. A hot/cold compress for dogs can also help soothe the pain.

18 February 2010 4:33 pm
Posts: 27
Views: 4566

…it) … but did take 227mg of Previcox for 4 or 5 days post amputation.

About a month after amputation, he was started on 100mg of Gabapentin for Phantom Limb Pain, which he takes at bedtime.

-Gwen & Harley

11 February 2010 4:57 pm
Posts: 12
Views: 2592

…like you've gotten lots of great input already.  Seems like what most of us believe to be phantom limb pain does vary quite a bit in how it presents itself.  My Yoda definitely had yelps.  Very scary, I know.  In retrospect, it probably…

…saved me a lot of stress if I had gotten him some gabapentin, so good luck with that!  Some vets are resistent, not believing dogs experience phantom limb pain, but I have yet to hear a good reason for them not to be in favor of at least trying it. 

For Yoda, he would be lying down, I'd hear him yelp

31 January 2010 8:41 pm
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Views: 5886

I'm not sure this will help you at all, but Harley would intermittently let out a yelp, which we assume to be Phantom Limb Pain. He was put on gabapentin, which has stopped the yelping (we recently stopped the gabapentin, yelping returned, so we’re back on it). When…

…after it happens … and it happens pretty rarely now.

So, I’m not sure this helps you out. But for us, we’re pretty sure Harley’s “yelps” are Phantom Limb Pain.

Like previously posted, the first two weeks can be hell. We, of course, don’t want our babies in pain, but it can take a couple weeks for them

31 January 2010 5:34 pm
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