What are the medications that my veterinarian can prescribe if my dog is in pain? - Advanced Animal Care
We have the dog version of NSAIDs that are safer than most of the human medications that we can give as far as NSAIDs go. We can also do some other stronger pain medications, such as Gabapentin and Tramadol. Those are going to be things that we can do for more of the human side of medications. And then, we also have other medications that we can do long-term to help control the pain.
What are the medications that my veterinarian can prescribe if my dog is in pain? - Animal Hospital of Statesville
There are different categories of pain medication. One we touched on in the other video is the non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, like aspirin. So the dog form of that would be Carprofen or Galiprant. There are a lot of different names for those different types of medications. That's one category. Another category would be Gabapentin, and Tramadol. Those are other types of pain medication that work in a different pathway, and they often work what we call synergistically, which means together. When you give more than one pain medication, if it's necessary to control pain, then you can give less overall pain medication, which is our goal because we don't want a pet to have a side effect or a problem with the medication. And then also there are other methods of helping pain specifically. We also offer the K laser therapy, which is not necessarily a medication, but it is a treatment for pain. And again, you can lower the actual medication you're giving your pet, making it safer overall.