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Dr. Susan, Veterinarian
Category: Vet
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Experience:  8 years of clinical experience with specialty in veterinary pain management, urology, and geriatrics
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Puppy was neutered today. Have been trying but he

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Puppy was neutered today. Have been trying but he won't settle just whines and cries
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. Susan replied 2 years ago.
Dr. Susan :

, I can help you with your question today.

Dr. Susan :

What medications did they send home with Heston?

JACUSTOMER-vmgvup0p- : Metacam but said not to give him any till tomorrow
Dr. Susan :

OK, we certainly don't want to overdose Metacam. Do not give that one until tomorrow as instructed.

Dr. Susan :

We have two options here:

Dr. Susan :

The most effective option would be to get some stronger pain medication such as tramadol prescribed.

Dr. Susan :

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.

Dr. Susan :

They will not prescribe this without having examined him at some point.

Dr. Susan :

The other option is to try a cold compress over the surgical site.

Dr. Susan :

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.

Dr. Susan :

You could use this minutes at a time as often as every 25-30 minutes.

JACUSTOMER-vmgvup0p- : He won't really let me near him to put cold compress on
Dr. Susan :

OK, how about option 1 then? Is his regular vet still open?

JACUSTOMER-vmgvup0p- : There is an emergancy vet I believe
Dr. Susan :

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.

JACUSTOMER-vmgvup0p- : Thank you
Dr. Susan :

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.