|Barked: Sat Jan 12, '08 7:58pm PST |
|Have you ever taken pain medication like Codeine or Vicodin? Know that fuzzy headed feeling you get? Well, we can say, OK, I'm laying down and sleeping it off. And most dogs do the same thing on pain meds... either they are so sleepy they can't help it, or they lay down and give in to the sedative effect and sleep off the goofy feeling. Some dogs really dislike that fuzzy headed feeling and fight it and fight it and won't lay down and sleep. Bowser is my friend and I remember how he would act on any of those meds. He paced for 24 hours straight! Now, Duke, a new schnauzer friend of mine, just had torbugesic and slept for 3 days ... so each dog is different!
Glad you are feeling better off of the patch!
And Fentanyl isn't toxic to people. They use fentanyl patches on people all the time. It is just that the patch is meant to be absorbed through the skin... so when you take the patch off, if you touch the part where the medicine is you could possibly absorb some. But really it is no big worry... mostly you are going to be touching it by the edges anyways. And even if you did touch the mediciney part... hopefully you weren't hanging on to it for minutes on end where some medicine might absorb through your skin.
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