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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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