Pets have become family members for millions of households around the world, and caring for these loved attachments to families is something of great concern for pet owners. One of the newest and post popular treatments for a variety of health issues today is the drug known as Tramadol. This drug has a well known and reliable history now with people, and has come to find its way into the regular treatment of animals. Perhaps the greatest reason is that this treatment can be used to deal with a variety of issues while not only having a comfort in the safety of its use but being comparably inexpensive to other medications as well.
What is Tramadol. It is primarily used a pain relieving medication, and in humans is commonly used to address everything from arthritis to fibromyalgia. The fact that it is a rare medication in that it can be used for moderate pain as in the instance of dealing with a strain if our dog jumped a fence to the recovery from surgical procedures if something more serious was being dealt with, not many medications offer this benefit. A drug like hydrocodone wouldn’t be prescribed to deal with minor ankle sprain as an example, instead something more like ibuprofen would probably be advised.
Another impressive benefit of using Tramadol is that it is known to be a particularly safe medication. Regardless of what the treatment is, a concern is always what side effects may be incurred and if that is worth the risk. To avoid using the term – miracle drug, the lack of side effects makes this an extremely popular option for many veterinarians.
Although the idea of expense maybe something that is an uncomfortable issue when considering the pain relief and health of our pets (or even people for that matter), it is a part of life and reality that at some point it must be a consideration on some level. Comparable to other medications Tramadol is a considerably less expensive option and again this makes it a popular choice.
From strains to chronic pain, from an arthritic to a cancerous condition this is a proven, safe and cost effective option that will give pet owners the peace of mind that the loved one being treated is not dealing with unnecessary pain. Tramadol works on the pain receptors in the brain as opposed to being a localized pain reliever like many other drugs. Even with its limited side effects, because of its nature and how it works a tolerance to the medication can occur. In rare cases even addictive qualities are possible, for this and other reasons the correct dosage prescription and application is of paramount importance. As with any treatment requiring pain medication, consulting a professional is always the safest, most caring and wisest decision. Here is to hoping for a happy, healthy and pain free life with your beloved family member.