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My dog has a foxtail embedded in his paw. We...

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2 Apr 2020

My dog has a foxtail embedded in his paw. We have an appointment with his vet tomorrow to get it looked at and removed but in the meantime, he is in a ton of pain and is panting like crazy. He’s an older dog and has a heart condition so I’m concerned about him going all night like this. Is there anything I can do for him to ease his pain overnight until we can get to the vet? I’ve already soaked it in warm water for awhile...
JA: I know panting can be worrying. Let's get you talking to the Vet. What's the dog's name and age?
Customer: Chuck. He’s 13
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know?
Customer: he is being treated for congestive heart failure
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2 Apr 2020

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2 Apr 2020
Dr. Leah Hill
Dr. Leah Hill
Veterinarian

Hi, this is Dr Hill. What medications does he currently take? How much does he weigh?

2 Apr 2020
Customer reply
2 Apr 2020
He is taking Vetmedin, Lasix and Benzapril. He weighs 23 pounds
2 Apr 2020
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2 Apr 2020
Dr. Leah Hill
Dr. Leah Hill
Veterinarian

Ok you can give 1/2 325 mg aspirin tonight to help with the pain. That should keep him comfortable until he can be seen tomorrow.

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2 Apr 2020
Customer reply
2 Apr 2020
Thanks. I only have tylenol, motrin and aleve. Will any of those work?
2 Apr 2020
Dog Veterinarian's response
2 Apr 2020
Dr. Leah Hill
Dr. Leah Hill
Veterinarian

you dont have any ultram or tramadol by chance do you? or gabapentin?

2 Apr 2020
Customer reply
2 Apr 2020
I actually do have tramadol that was prescribed to him for something else. 50mg
2 Apr 2020
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2 Apr 2020
Dr. Leah Hill
Dr. Leah Hill
Veterinarian

perfect thats even better! So you can give him 3/4 of a 50 mg tramadol now and repeat in the morning. That is a great pain medicine

2 Apr 2020
Customer reply
2 Apr 2020
AMAZING. Thanks so mich
2 Apr 2020
Customer reply
2 Apr 2020
much
2 Apr 2020
Customer reply
2 Apr 2020
I'm sending a great review in now. Really appreciate it!
2 Apr 2020
Dog Veterinarian's response
2 Apr 2020
Dr. Leah Hill
Dr. Leah Hill

Your very welcome. Thanks!

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2 Apr 2020
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