ANIMALS: 36 client-owned dogs that underwent orthopedic surgery. PROCEDURES: Starting the day after surgery, dogs were administered trazodone (approx 3.5 mg/kg [1.6 mg/lb], PO, q 12 h) with tramadol (4 to 6 mg/kg [1.8 to 2.7 mg/lb], PO, q 8 to 12 h) for pain management. After 3 days, administration.
Starting the day after surgery, dogs were administered trazodone (approx 3.5 mg/kg, PO, q 12 h) with tramadol (4 to 6 mg/kg, PO, q 8 to 12 h) for pain management. If needed, trazodone dosage was increased (7 to 10 mg/kg, PO, q 8 h). After 3 days, administration of tramadol was discontinued, and the trazodone dosage was increased (approx 7 mg/kg, PO, q 12 h) and maintained for at least 4 weeks. Owners completed electronic surveys rating their dogs' confinement tolerance, calmness or hyperactivity level, and responses to specific provocative situations prior to surgery and 1, 2, 3, and 4 weeks after surgery and at the postsurgery evaluation (at 8 to 12 weeks).
Most (32/36 ) of owners reported that their dogs, when given trazodone during the 8 to 12 weeks following orthopedic surgery, improved moderay or extremely with regard to confinement tolerance and calmness. Trazodone was well tolerated, even in combination with NSAIDs, antimicrobials, and other medications; no dogs were withdrawn from the study because of adverse reactions. Owner-reported median onset of action of trazodone was 31 to 45 minutes, and median duration of action was ≥ 4 hours.
36 client-owned dogs that underwent orthopedic surgery.
Prospective open-label clinical trial.
Results suggested that oral administration of trazodone was safe and efficacious and may be used to facilitate confinement and enhance behavioral calmness of dogs during the critical recovery period following orthopedic surgery.
To investigate the safety and efficacy of oral administration of the serotonin antagonist and reuptake inhibitor trazodone hydrochloride to facilitate confinement and calming after orthopedic surgery in dogs.
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Vets say during each visit, Pereira asked for a pain medication named Tramadol, which is meant for dogs. Workers feared Pereira used a razor blade to cut the dog to get that medicine and police were called. Pereira confessed to police and admitted she had done the same thing at a Louisville animal clinic.
Vets say during each visit, Pereira asked for a pain medication named Tramadol, which is meant for dogs.
The cuts are described as clean, as if they were done with a razor blade.
"This was the third time the dog had been to the clinic since Oct. 17 and all three times it was there, it was for lacerations that it received," said Sgt. Timothy Cleary, Elizabethtown Police Department.
Workers feared Pereira used a razor blade to cut the dog to get that medicine and police were called.
(WKYT) - Elizabethtown Police say Heather Pereira, 23, cut her dog with razor blades, just so she could take the dog's pain medication. ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky.
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Bailey told WLKY Pereira brought her golden retriever in with multiple cuts that required several sutures, twice in October. 4, it happened again. On Dec.
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Pereira confessed to police and admitted she had done the same thing at a Louisville animal clinic.
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She is charged with three counts of animal torture and obtaining a controlled substance by fraud.
"Something like this is definiy uncharted territory," said Dr. Chad Bailey, Elizabethtown Animal Hospital.
"Looked like clean cuts instead of the jaggedness that you might see in most animal injuries," said Cleary.