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Torn Ligaments
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gatorranchie posted:
My rottweiler has a torn ligament in left hind leg.
He received a shot of Adequan. I am also giving
him 200mg of Tramadol a day. Should I be mixing
the two?
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AMERICAN VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
Bernadine Cruz, DVM responded:
Sorry to hear of your Rottie's dilemma. There should be no contraindication for the use of these two treatments at the same time. Tramadol is for pain control. The Adequan is an injection meant to decrease inflammation in the joint...acting almost like synthetic joint fluid. More information can be obtained by referring to the VeterinaryPartners.com website http://www.veterinarypartner.com/Content.plx?P=A&S=0&C=0&A=1800

Tramadol and Adequan will not 'cure' the torn ligament but will hopefully make the pet more comfortable.

Dr. Bernadine Cruz