Idiopathic Issues

STOP using Tramadol in Dogs?

Posted by Ira Gordon on February 23, 2018 at 8:41 AM
 
As a veterinarian who frequently works with pet owners to manage chronic and painful conditions, I have long utilized tramadol as one of the many weapons in our arsenal to battle pain and support the quality of life of dogs and cats in my care.  

So imagine my surprise and potential embarrassment to review a recent study in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association (JAVMA) which reports on the lack of effectiveness of tramadol in dogs.  So should we stop using Tramadol in dogs?
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Topics: Tramadol, Dog Breeds

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