What is the best inexpensive GOOD pain med for a dog with breast cancer taht spread to lungs before she could have her f
My dog is approximately 11 or 12 years old. She is a Finnish Spitz - Chow chow mix. She had breast cancer since 2006. She has had 3 mastectomies but the cancer finally spread to the lungs before we could afford her last mastectomy. She cries in a whiny whistling high pitch when she is laying down and I know she is in Pain. Tramadol is not working well and deramax makes her throw up. I gave her ativan a couple of times and she seems to like that. It doesn't knock her out but she stops whining. We need a good pain medicine, not an NSAID. Also, we are on a budget. What do you recommend? If she is still playful and runs when we are out on walks, it is too early to put her down right?
on May 13th 2010
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I haven't had to go through this and i pray that i never will. But if one of my boys was as old as she is and was in pain i would let them go peacefully. I would be afraid of keeping them here with me would cause them to have a painful death. I know it is extremely hard to have to make a decision like this when she is still playful but i would really think about how her life will be like if she continues in pain.
If letting her go is an absolute no then i would call my vet and get suggestions on how to manage the pain
Diesel answered on 5/13/10. Helpful? / 0