Hello, Im new to this forum, posting for my brother. They have a cat, about 8 mos old. He got out of the house, came back with his back legs skin like ripped off, a dislocated "ankle" and his 2 toes are hanging. He rushed him to the animal emergency and they bandaged him, took xray, gave him antibiotic and sent them home. They were instructed to irrigate the wounds dialy and rebandage. That cost $800. They didnt give them pain medicine. This cat is clearly in pain. His eyes dialated and tail quivers. I am a surgeon myself, and want to give him some pain meds in order to help change his bandages. Im researching on what to give him, orally preferabbly. Does anyone have any knowledge of what type of pain meds to be used for acute pain. I am also looking to give him a sedative when changing his bandages. Im sure it will make him more comfortable. Any help/advice will be greatly appreciated. I read about meloxicam, and tramadol, but am not really sure. The cat weighs about 12 pounds. Thanks in advance.
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6/1/07 at 6:42am