Hi, I can help you with your question today.
Is it one particular leg that is bothering him?
difficult to say he is finding it very difficult to walk
How long has this been going on?
about 2 days he went to our vet on Thursday and we were asked to keep him quiet.
Is tramadol the only medication you have for him?
Yes could get something in the morning?
what do you suggest?
How much does he weigh?
he is very overweight and on a diet he should be 45kg
OK, you can give 500mg acetaminophen every 12 hours along with the tramadol.
Do not give a higher dose, and do not give more than twice daily.
Acetaminophen has a narrow range of safety in dogs.
is this a pain relief medication? and do I need a prescription for it
If they haven't already, I would highly recommend x-rays of his elbows (looking for a condition called fragmented medial coronoid process or FCP) and pelvis/stifles for hip dysplasia or a ruptured cranial cruciate ligament.
I was hoping to avoid an X-ray as I do not want him to have a general anasthetic
It shouldn't require general anesthesia. Is he aggressive?
no he is the sweetest dog
I'm sorry, I just saw your response now.
Acetaminophen should give him relief until the X-ray on Monday?
In that case, at most he would need some sedation to make it easier to handle any painful joints for the x-rays.
Yes, you can give both the acetaminophen and tramadol together for additive pain relief.
Ok i will call my vet in the morning and arrange for X-rays
Excellent. Good luck. Please let me know if you have any further questions.
you are very kind thanks and bibi