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Search results for 'phantom limb pain' (980)

…is a common side-effect from tramadol, but sudden unexpected yelps can indicate phantom pain
. Consider reviewing these Tips for Managing Phantom Limb Pain in Dogs from the Tripawds Downloads blog
if you have not already done so.

As far as the "slumber parties" go, don't forget to focus on healing

…you can see, there is definitely hope for having a good life on three legs, even with cancer. How old is your pup?

Sure sounds like it could be phantom limb pain, especially because it hasn't been very long since the surgery. There's been lots written about it, here are just a few links that I found by

16 January 2010 11:37 am
Forum: Ask A Vet!
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… Is she currently on anti-inflammatories to help with any aches and pains she may be experiencing? Is she on gabapentin in case she is experiencing phantom limb pain? Be sure to discuss these things with your vet...

My Jake was never back to normal after his surgery... but we based his

4 January 2010 5:47 pm
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…the e-collar (since they didn't even have it on him at the vet), but I was in a different room and heard him let out a yelp (thought we had some phantom limb pain starting up). I noticed on the floor when I went to check on him though that there was a staple there (a couple feet from where he was laying,

19 December 2009 12:00 pm
Forum: Ask A Vet!
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…. But as jerry's vet told us, when they need to go, they'll go.

If you have concerns about phantom pain
, don't miss this tips to help relieve phantom limb pain in dogs in the Tripawds Downloads blog
.

…may be wrong, but the phantom pain
symptoms that we have heard of are usually more of a sudden yelp or outburst. These tips for managing phantom limb pain in dogs in the Tripawds Downloads blog
may be of more help.

9 December 2009 9:29 pm
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Yes perhaps, the symptoms do sound similar to Phantom Pain
. You may find this post in the Tripawds Downloads blog
helpful:

Tips for Managing Phantom Limb Pain in Dogs

2 December 2009 9:56 pm
Forum: Ask A Vet!
Posts: 13
Views: 5756

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27 November 2009 2:01 pm
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…out the <a href="http://downloads.tripawds.com/2009/10/22/tips-for-managing-phantom-limb-pain-in-dogs/" title="treat phantom limb pain in dogs"phantom pain tips in the Downloads blog. Above all, thanks for joining the Tripawds community! We are sorry to hear about Kirby, bit

10 November 2009 5:10 pm
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10 November 2009 2:38 pm
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…is going to be along for the ride.

What an awesome honeymoon!

Not sure about the costs of Gabapentin, but be sure to check out this Managing Phantom Limb Pain in Dogs Free PDF available in the Tripawds Downloads blog
if you haven't already. Glad to hear Dixie is doing so well.

4 November 2009 9:35 pm
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7 October 2009 6:01 pm
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… differnet from those times when he is clearly attempting to scratch with the missing leg.

For phantom pain
concerns read Jerry's blog post about Phantom Limb Pain in Tripawd Dogs which includes a PDF download link with more information. Hope this helps, and thanks for joining!

15 September 2009 9:54 am
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…instead of increasing and I don't think he had any incidents after the three week mark post amp, though maybe once.  This may have been some phantom limb pain (going by what people said here on the forums, though Yoda's vets didn't suggest that possibility).  The vets weren't concerned about it when

13 September 2009 3:22 pm
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…but Zoe was panting alot for the first 2 weeks, she sometimes yelps and acts startled out of nowhere.  The vet started her on Gabapentin for phantom limb pain, I don't know if it was timing or the Gabapentin but after that she really turned the corner.  Gabapentin is for nerve pain, its relatively

zoes4life
13 September 2009 2:35 pm
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zoes4life
8 September 2009 2:37 pm
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5 September 2009 4:49 pm
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5 September 2009 2:12 pm
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…. It was such a habit for him. Again, this seems to primarilly be a night time thing.

I think if you think Zoe needs meds and is having phantom limb pain than you know her best and you are probably right. 

I don't know if there are any veterinary acupuncturists in your area, but there is one at…

…our practice in VT (he is conventional vet as well). We talked to him on the phone about these bouts of panting and phantom limb pain. Everything he said about recent amputees being "off balance" made sense. We are taking Romeo to see him next week. We will let you know how it

5 September 2009 12:07 pm
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zoes4life
5 September 2009 7:14 am
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4 September 2009 10:12 pm
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4 September 2009 6:25 pm
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zoes4life
4 September 2009 4:47 pm
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…opinion in the Ask A Vet forum.

Perhaps the spasms may be related to phantom pain
. Check out this post with suggestions for treating phantom limb pain in dogs. A warm compress has been known to help with healing too. The Bella's Pain Relief Pack is a great, safe heating pad for dogs if you think

12 August 2009 9:56 am
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…he was in pain and stuck.  But, he was getting around fine otherwise, when he wanted to, to go out and such, so I'm thinking it may have been phantom limb pain.  In any case, I haven't witnessed that since... probably his third week post-amp.  And, as I recall, there was some tail curling

23 July 2009 9:39 am
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….. just had an extra dose of morphine and was ok. Panting is a sign of pain, as is the 'short temper'. Sometimes I believe dogs can experience phantom limb pain, like humans. Even though it's gone, if it was causing pain before they look off the leg, then it will continue to cause pain until the nerve

truman the tripod
18 June 2009 6:10 pm
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…YodasMom! Thanks for joining the discussion. This article about post amputation phantom limb pain in dogs may be helpful for dealing with the sudden outbursts.

Yoda may be lethargic until he is completely off the pain meds and regaining his

15 June 2009 9:52 am
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Views: 2159

…seem to do a number on all of them - it's a bit of a double edged sword, but obviously needed to help them recover.

What did the Vet say about phantom limb pain? Would he consider prescribing the garbapetin just in case that's what his cry is for?

We're sending healing energy your way and hope that these

10 June 2009 7:44 pm
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…sometimes don't even quite appreciate how much change has occurred until they get better. We are now thinking that the seemingly uncaused yelps were phantom limb pain (which he hasn't had for a week)--and that, as many here said, he was just getting used to managing his body in this new way. He probably

27 February 2009 1:49 pm
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…there Polly - you know, Zeus didn't scream out in any pain, but another possibility could be the phantom limb pain that some dogs experience. Zeus had it for a short time and though I don't remember exactly the medicine they prescribed, I think it was something

17 February 2009 9:42 am
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