I am sorry Kookie is not doing so well.
My Dougall is a cm dog. His pain has to be managed much more closely than Molly who is a sm dog.
Approx three months ago, I switched Dougall from Gabapentin (300mgs per day) to Lyrica. I assumed he would be much better on the Lyrica. His symptoms became worse even to the point he started screaming. I had him mri'd to be sure he had not developed sm or there was nothing going on with his spine. Everything remained the same. I switched him back to Gabapentin but I increased the dose to 400mgs per day for ten days and introduced a low dose of Tramadol at bedtime (25mgms). I have now dropped the Gabapentin back to 300mgms per day. Dougall is a completely different dog, he is sleeping through the night, even though his back is sensitive, for the first time in a long time I am able to touch it. I intend to keep him on the Tramadol. I should also mention he is on the once per month drug Trocoxil.
All of my other dogs are on Lyrica and are doing much better than they were on the Gabapentin.
As you are a Client of Clare's, I would e mail her and let her know what is happening with Kookie. Sometimes it takes a bit of playing around with the drugs to get it right and every dog seems to react differently.
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