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My dog—Nicoletta had a lot leg amputation one week ago.   She is on Tramadol and Gabopentin— both twice a day.  Since of course– she can’t talk–I keep thinking she needs something stronger.  Can I have some advise on pain medications?  

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Welcome! The best medication mix is the one prescribed by a vet who practices in accordance with the current pain management standards. And what works for one dog, may not be approproriate for another. So it is best to consult with your vet, or seek another professional opinion.

FYI: Many vets agree that Tramadol does not perform as well as they once thought. Most also agree that Gabapentin works wonders, when dosed correctly. Find many helpful pain management articles, podcast episodes, and video interviews with leading pet pain experts in the Tripawds News series of blog posts tagged: pain management

You will find helpful tips for identifying and treating post-op pain, and deciphering common pain symptoms often overlooked:

There’s No Better Time to Learn the Signs of Pain in Pets

How to Manage Pet Amputation Recovery Pain

Is Your Tripawd in Pain? Dr. Downing Explains How to Tell.

There’s No Better Time to Learn the Signs of Pain in Pets

How to Manage Pet Amputation Recovery Pain

Does Tramadol for Amputation Recovery Work?

How Dogs Show Pain and What You Can Do About It

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