How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Dr. Bruce Your Own Question

Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 1264
Experience:  over 13 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian
33084435
Type Your Dog Question Here...
Dr. Bruce is online now

Our 13 year old dog Dino is a terrier cross has just been diagnosed

Resolved Question:

Our 13 year old dog Dino is a terrier cross has just been diagnosed with a Tumor in his hind leg, he had been treated for arthritis with rimadyl since December.since the vet diagnosed the tumor 5 days ago he has been on prednidale alone,I felt he needed some pain relief, so a different vet at the same practice gave him tramadol and said to stop the prednidale as he felt this wasn't going to help this type of tumor and put him back on the rimadyl,I don't want to stop the prednidale if it will slow the growth of the tumor, can I use the tramadol with the prednidale . The tumor has invaded the muscle

Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Bruce replied 2 years ago.

Dr. Bruce :

Hello, this is Dr. Bruce and I would like to help you with Dino.

Dr. Bruce :

I'm sorry to hear about this recent diagnosis of a tumor.

Dr. Bruce :

Do you know what type of tumor he has? The specific type is very important for prognosis. Some tumors respond better to treatment than others. Is it possible that the tumor can be removed? How large is it? Does it bother Dino (painful, itchy, etc)?

Dr. Bruce :

To answer your specific question. Yes, tramadol and prednidale (steroids) can be given at the same time. The steroid can be very helpful in controlling tumor growth although it won't make the tumor go away. The combination of steroid and tramadol can be very helpful in reducing pain and inflammation.

Dr. Bruce :

If your vet is not able to remove the tumor, it may be worth seeking out a specialist in cancer treatment. There may be options that your vet is not aware of that the specialist can use to help Dino. You can find the nearest oncologist by looking on this website http://www.acvim.org/PetOwners/FindaSpecialist.aspx

Dr. Bruce :

I would also make sure that Dino is on a glucosamine supplement for the arthritis. Also, ask your vet about adequan injections which can also help reduce pain and inflammation from the arthritis. Both the adequan and the glucosamine can be given safely with the tramadol and prednidale.

Dr. Bruce :

I hope this helps and that Dino is feeling better very soon. If you would like to continue this chat, please reply to this post and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Dr. Bruce, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 1264
Experience: over 13 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian
Dr. Bruce and other Dog Specialists are ready to help you

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found ""JustAnswer"" on my Google search -- you are now in my ""Favorites"" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete! Bev & George
< Previous | Next >
  • It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found ""JustAnswer"" on my Google search -- you are now in my ""Favorites"" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete! Bev & George
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Rebecca

    Rebecca

    Dog Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    293
    Veterinarian for more than 30 years
< Previous | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/TO/tomasicvet/2011-3-15_20483_RTI.64x64.jpg Rebecca's Avatar

    Rebecca

    Dog Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    293
    Veterinarian for more than 30 years
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/MS/msb13sm/2011-3-7_52612_Dr.B.64x64.JPG Dr. Matt's Avatar

    Dr. Matt

    Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    2354
    DVM - 13 years experience in canine medicine and surgery.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DR/Dr. Gene/2012-6-29_2247_20120223174645649.64x64.jpg Dr. Gene's Avatar

    Dr. Gene

    Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    1048
    DVM degree from Ontario Veterinary College
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/VE/Vet help/2012-11-3_20182_Avatar2.64x64.png Vet help's Avatar

    Vet help

    Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    963
    12 yrs experience as a small animal veterinarian; 21 yrs exp. in the animal care field
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DE/debkatreyn/2011-11-28_33650_682e.64x64.jpg Dr. Debbie's Avatar

    Dr. Debbie

    Dog Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    902
    Companion animal veterinarian practicing for over 10 years.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/KR/kritrdr/2014-3-26_152042_Dr.Gray1.64x64.jpg Dr. Dan's Avatar

    Dr. Dan

    Dog Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    2143
    12 years of experience with domestic and exotic dogs, PLEASE rate my service when satisfied.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DJ/djan2000/djan2000_avatar.64x64.jpg Dr. Dave's Avatar

    Dr. Dave

    Veterinarian

    Satisfied Customers:

    2053
    21 years small animal general and emergency practice
 
 
 

Related Dog Questions