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Tramadol dose

Ruben had an ACL/meniscus repair done last Wednesday (five days ago). He's on Vetprofen (twice a day, don't know the dose) and 50mg of Tramadol three times a day. Yesterday evening he started panting and circling on the rug.

He weighs about 17 lbs. I began to worry that the Tramadol might be causing side effects, so I cut his dose back by half. Is this a normal postoperative dose, and could it cause these kinds of side effects? I don't want him to be in pain, but am concerned that it might be too much medicine for him.

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My first Havanese Sparky was on several heart meds and Tramadol for comfort. I don't remember the dosage, but that sounds like a pretty large dosage for 17lbs. I know for us the dosage is 50-100mg. I would call the vet and double check if 50mg is the correct dose.

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I have no idea of the correct dosage, but I did find this info online. Judging by this, it looks like 50 mg is too much for a 17 lb. dog.



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Just googled dog dosage of Tramadol. Looks like the usual dosage is 0.45mg -1.8mg per lb. every 8-12 hrs.

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Just wondered if the pill dosage was a typo. Here's what a 50 mg pill looks like.

https://www.drugs.com/imprints/an-627-14580.html



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I'm thinking that the 50mg pill should be a divided dose! I would definitely call the vet.

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I think it must be a typo too. Last year Julie had an ACL repair and was prescribed carprofen 25 mg..1/2 tab and tramadol 5mg...as needed for pain, but not more than every 8 hours...she weighs 13 lbs. I think she ended up only using the tramadol for a few days.
Sounds like need to check with your vet re dosage and side effects. Good luck with the recovery..keeping a hav from running, jumping, is a challenge! Sending healing thoughts to you and Reuben.
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Sounds right, I will call the vet tomorrow. Thanks for your help!
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Leo is 11.5 lbs and the dose of Tramadol he got after his stomach pain episode was 25 mg.
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