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Search results for 'phantom limb pain' (963)

…to relieve his pain. He is on Metacam, Tramadol, and Acepromazine. His fentanyl patch came off yesterday.

 

My fiance and I think Barney had phantom limb pain Friday morning. He has had about 6 shrieking incidents over Friday and Saturday, and this morning he cried a little when he stood. The vet

Sheena
26 August 2012 9:32 am
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Views: 2442

…has proven most helpful for reducing or eliminating the effects of phantom pain
. You may also find these blog posts helpful

tips for managing phantom limb pain in dogs

post amputation side effects in dogs

25 August 2012 9:50 pm
Posts: 5
Views: 2291

…Bo had pretty severe phantom limb pains for weeks after surgery. They are so scary and we felt helpless!

We noticed that the pains would come on after he did something for the first

25 August 2012 9:44 am
Topic: Yelp
Posts: 7
Views: 2843

I would try gentle massage if he's willing, see if that helps. Here are some articles that can give you tips and ideas. Let us know if it works

Phantom Limb Pain in Tripawd Dogs

Relax, and Learn How to Massage Your Tripawd, Part 1

Relax, and Learn How to Massage Your Tripawd, Part 2

Massage Techniques

25 August 2012 9:07 am
Topic: Yelp
Posts: 7
Views: 2843

…whining last night, so we called the vet this morning. He's sort of at a loss, too, but suggests phantom limb pain as a cause of the whining. So Loa will be on Gabapentin again for the next two weeks--hope it helps! Thanks again for all the input.

20 August 2012 9:07 pm
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21 July 2012 7:56 pm
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…depression.... Any advice?

 

PS He HAS been having random incidents where he wakes up whining in the middle of the night - I'm thinking phantom limb pain?

21 July 2012 5:54 pm
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…glad to hear she is doing well!! My dog was put on Gabapentin after his amp which helps with nerve pain and phantom limb pain, and as a nice side effect it sedates him some. That worked well for us as it took care of two problems at once - keeping an active dog calm and

dukez
21 July 2012 2:00 pm
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…leg is gone. Ask any human amputees, they will tell you the same thing, it's the "ghost limb" sensation. It'll stop eventually. You can try these Phantom Limb Pain tips to help her feel better.

19 July 2012 7:21 am
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…. If they are, you can rub some aloe vera gel in the general area (not directly on the incision cut) to help alleviate irritation. Also, these Phantom limb Pain Tips might help too.  

Let us know what the vet says.

15 July 2012 1:13 pm
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…trying to lick the site. I had two Tramadol left over, so I gave her one. She seems a little calmer. 

 

Any idea what might be going on? Phantom limb pain? Or perhaps her site is starting to itch? (She's due to have the sutures out Wednesday.) I have a call in to the vet but I won't hear back until

15 July 2012 11:28 am
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…thanks for all the replies everyone! Yes I did think it may not be phantom limb pain because it has been about 4 weeks after surgery. The only other thing I can think of is that I was taking him on longer walks and perhaps he pulled

18 June 2012 10:17 pm
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…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 5:52 pm
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Views: 13851

…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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Views: 13851

…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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Views: 13851

…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
Posts: 23
Views: 13851

…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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Views: 13851

…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
Forum: Ask A Vet!
Posts: 12
Views: 6521

…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
Posts: 23
Views: 1371

…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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Views: 1371

…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:

Relax and Learn…

…How to Massage your Tripawd

Massage Techniques and Tips for Tripawds

Phantom Limb Pain in Tripawd Dogs

12 April 2012 10:01 am
Posts: 19
Views: 22392

…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
Posts: 8
Views: 651

…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
Posts: 19
Views: 1648

…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
Posts: 19
Views: 1648

…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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