• My dog was prescribed Tramadol 0.5tab. We are having a hard time giving him his medication. We don’t want to grab his mouth and force feed him because he has serious dental issues right now that he’s going to have surgery for. Is it possible that we can grind his tablet and give it to him with water in a syringe?

    Hi Virginia,
    I recommend that you call and talk to the veterinarian who prescribed the medication about this issue. There can be some issues with crushing the medication depending on the type of tramadol that was prescribed. There can potentially be other medications that can be used for him that come in a liquid form or a chewable medication. Your vet knows your pet’s medical history and they can give you the best advice on this.


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