I’ve just learned that Tramadol is often subscribed to adults who suffer chronic moderate to severe joint pain. So because our dog ruptured her CCL ligament in her knee, does that automatically qualify her for Tramadol? A drug that is used to treat joint pain in humans? I was looking at the Ultram (fancy name for Tramadol – if you ask me Tramadol sounds more fancy) website and saw that dosage should be started at 25 mg/day.
Our dog gets 1-1 1/2 50mg pills 3 times a day. So, where a normal, let’s say 150lb. adult would be taking 75 mg/day, our 60lb Pit Bull is taking 150mg-225mg/day. I really hope that this helps make up for the fact that she is stuck in a cage all day every day for the next 2-3 months.
PS – I realize painkillers are sometimes a “recreational” drug now, so I went ahead and put this post into my “Sports/Recreation” category as well. 😉