, I can help you with your question today.
What medications did they send home with Heston?
OK, we certainly don't want to overdose Metacam. Do not give that one until tomorrow as instructed.
We have two options here:
The most effective option would be to get some stronger pain medication such as tramadol prescribed.
This would require your regular vet dispensing it or calling it to a pharmacy, or you would have to take him exam at an emergency hospital.
They will not prescribe this without having examined him at some point.
The other option is to try a cold compress over the surgical site.
We do not want it to get wet, so you could use a cold pack, wrap in a towel, then place in a ziploc bag to hold in the moisture.
You could use this minutes at a time as often as every 25-30 minutes.
OK, how about option 1 then? Is his regular vet still open?
Yes, I think it would be a good idea to have him seen. They can determine if he is unreasonably painful. He may go home with additional pain medication (or at least an injection of something stronger ) or a low dose of a sedative to keep him calm.
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