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My cavalier King Charles had tip of the tail clipped off by

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My cavalier King Charles had tip of the tail clipped off by door hinges a couple of weeks ago and tail was amputated centimetre below break and bandaged up. He has finally managed to get bandage off but ever since surgery has been stressed, panting a lot, losing weight, just staying in his bed. It's like he's ashamed or something. Any advice?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Susan replied 2 years ago.
Hi, I can help you with your question today. Is he on any medication since the surgery?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
He had antibiotics and some anti anxiety meds and pain killers which he is still on
Expert:  Dr. Susan replied 2 years ago.
OK, I am worried primarily about pain. How much does he weigh, and what dose of medication is he taking?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
7.5 kg and 1.5 tablets once a day remadyl
Expert:  Dr. Susan replied 2 years ago.
OK, that is the most Rimadyl he can have. I think it would be appropriate to add other pain medication as a trial. We can use tramadol or gabapentin for that purpose - these must be prescribed by your regular vet.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Ok thank you
Expert:  Dr. Susan replied 2 years ago.
You're welcome! Please let me know if you have further questions. I am happy to continue until I provide the service that you seek.
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