Treatment Type: Medications
Rated for: Cocker Spaniel
York, South Carolina, United States
Posted Dec. 4, 2018
My cocker spaniel, Jazzy, recently had a splenectomy and was diagnosed with Hemangiosarcoma. Anytime you hear any word with "sarcoma" at the end you know its bad!! After her surgery she was given Neurontin (Gabapentin.. which I call Gabby) for pain management. Neurontin is different from Tramadol in the sense that Neurontin does not cause the animals to be sleepy all the time like Tramadol does. The animals are still able to function during the day as they normally would and not be so sluggish and sleepy all the time. I actually prefer "Gabby" (Neurontin) over Tramadol now and usually request it when any of my animals are having surgery/procedure that requires pain medicines. Neurontin is also a safe drug to use long term, if need be, to care for an animals last days and help ease the pain and suffering somewhat.