Tramadol For Dogs

Tramadol for Dogs – What You Need to Know

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Treating Your Dog’s Pain…

If a dog truly is man’s best friend, no person would want to see their pal in pain. And just like there are various medications for people, there is no shortage of pharmaceutical products for canines, either. one of these pharmaceutical products is Tramadol, and it is typically used in dogs for Chronic pain.


Tramadol is delivered by veterinarian prescription, and is effective when used to treat mild or moderate pain, but may be combined with other opioids if pain becomes more severe. Below is important information regarding Tramadol and other natural options that are available if you would like to avoid the pharmaceutical route. Of course, we suggest you contact your vet for specific medical advice for your pet and its specific condition.

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What Is Tramadol?

Tramadol is administered on a one milligram per pound dosage rate. The heavier the dog, the higher the dosage, and can go higher depending on the animal’s level of pain. That dose is then taken by mouth every eight to 12 hours. Dogs may also develop a tolerance to tramadol over time, meaning regular dosages may become ineffective and additional – not replacement – medications may be used to treat the dog’s pain.

What’s disheartening about the drug, however, is that it may take several weeks before positive effects are felt, and what’s worse is that the manufactured drug has side effects including sedation, agitation, anxiety, tremors, constipation, decreased heart rate, and upset stomach. Tramadol is also not recommended for dogs who are pregnant or nursing.

Essentially, in order to fix your pooch’s pain, he or she may be faced with myriad other ailments that may wipe away any progress made by the drug. Additionally, Tramadol acts on the brain to change how pain is felt in the user, and doesn’t actually relieve or heal the issues where they occur in the body.

Quick Facts:

Typically Used For:
Pain, Chronic Pain
Recommended Dosage:
Varies by size, typically 300-400mg/day
Potential Side Effects:
Stomach pain, diarrhea, nausea, muscle aches and pains, joint pain, among others.
How it works:
Acts on the brain to change how pain is felt in the user

Can I Use Something Safer?

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So how do we treat our dogs’ pain without giving them more issues? We believe that’s important, and that’s why we created FlexPet, an all-natural joint pain relief supplement that can be used for both cats and dogs. The chewable tablets are designed to nourish the joints, support stronger cartilage, stimulate the lubricating fluid in the joints, and increase mobility as well as reduce pain and inflammation.

Here’s where FlexPet separates itself from the pack: it is an all-natural supplement, so there are no side effects – which means no sedation or stomach aches for your healing pet; and we are so confident in results, FlexPet comes with a 90-day money back guarantee. Just return the empty bottles, and we’ll give you a refund of the purchase price – no hassles, no headaches.

There’s also no prescription needed for FlexPet, unlike Tramadol, which is a Prescription IV drug. While used to ease some arthritis issues, Tramadol is often prescribed to treat anxiety, canine degenerative myelopathy, and coughing, showing the drug’s use as a general treatment medication, unlike FlexPet, which is used to aim directly at the inflammation and arthritis issues found in pets.

Prescribed drugs and medications typically have a 20% effectiveness rate and only serve to cover up pain, while FlexPet is 80% effective and gets to the root of the problem. That’s thanks to FlexPet’s patented ingredient, CM8, also known as cetyl myristoleate, which is natural and lubricates and reduces swelling in the joints.

Quite simply, FlexPet means no more prescriptions, no more side effects, and no more pet pain.

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The FlexPet Difference

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FlexPet is an all-natural nutritional supplement.
The FlexPet formula was designed from the purest all-natural ingredients that have been proven to be very effective.

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FlexPet goes to the root of the problem

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Flexpet is 80+% effective.

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Flexpet Key  ingredient

The key ingredient which sets FlexPet apart from every joint health product is CM8® (cetyl myristoleate). CM8® is a natural ingredient that lubricates and reduces swelling in the joints. FlexPet also contains a tested and proven combination of enzymes that aid the body in the digestion and retention of all its ingredients.


Pet Friendly, Powerful Ingredients
For Joint Health Support & Flexibility

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FlexPet is an all-natural nutritional supplement.
The FlexPet formula was designed from the purest all-natural ingredients that have been proven to be very effective.

Drugs typically perform at levels of 20% 
20%

and only cover up pain and symptoms.

FlexPet goes to the root of the problem
80%

Flexpet is 80+% effective.

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Flexpet Key  ingredient

The key ingredient which sets FlexPet apart from every joint health product is CM8® (cetyl myristoleate). CM8® is a natural ingredient that lubricates and reduces swelling in the joints. FlexPet also contains a tested and proven combination of enzymes that aid the body in the digestion and retention of all its ingredients.


Pet Friendly, Powerful Ingredients
For Joint Health Support & Flexibility

naturalFlexPet is an all-natural nutritional supplement. The FlexPet formula was designed from the purest all-natural ingredients that have been proven to be very effective.

Drugs typically perform at levels of 20% 

20%

and only cover up pain and symptoms.

FlexPet goes to the root of the problem

80%

Flexpet is 80+% effective.

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Flexpet Key Ingredient

The key ingredient which sets FlexPet apart from every joint health product is CM8® (cetyl myristoleate). CM8® is a natural ingredient that lubricates and reduces swelling in the joints. FlexPet also contains a tested and proven combination of enzymes that aid the body in the digestion and retention of all its ingredients.

Pet Friendly,
Powerful Ingredients
For Joint Health Support & Flexibility

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The Flexpet Guarantee


We promise our supplements will provide your Dog with optimal joint health – at no risk. Your Dog truly has nothing to lose but their joint aches and pains!

Try a 90 day supply of Flexpet, with no financial risk to you.

If you’re not satisfied with the results you experience simply return your first order (up to three empty bottles) for a full refund of the purchase price, less shipping and handling.

We promise our supplements will provide your Dog with optimal joint health – at no risk. Your Dog truly has nothing to lose but there joint aches and pains!

Try a 90 day supply of Flexpet, with no financial risk to you.

If you’re not satisfied with the results you experience simply return your first order (up to three empty bottles) for a full refund of the purchase price, less shipping and handling.

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Single Bottle
60 Chewable Tablets

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$39.95
$35.96
Total Savings- $3.99
Total Cost: $35.96

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SINGLE BOTTLE- Excellent way to get started on our formula!  The FlexPet® bottle contains 60 tablets of our exceptional FlexPet formula! A 30 day supply and you should start seeing signs of improvement with your pet’s Joint Health!

3-Pack
180 Chewable Tablets

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$26.63/Bottle
$23.97/Bottle
Total Savings- $47.94
Total Cost: $71.91

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BUY 2 Get 1- Our Best Value that we offer! The Flexpet® Buy Two, Get One Free contains three bottles of our exceptional Flexpet formula.

Contact Us

Call Us
Ordering and Customer Service:
(M-F 9am-6pm EST):
1-800-505-0575

Corporate address
Flexcin International, Inc.
909 NE 27th Ln #3
Cape Coral, FL 33909

Mailing Address
Flexcin International, Inc.
1030 SE 9th Ave
#152605
Cape Coral, FL 33915

Comments 33

  1. My Westin is 10 years old and has trouble with back legs. I
    Think she has some arthritis and her left leg slips out of joint frequently. Please let me know if your product could help her

    1. Flexpet can absolutely be of help. Now, what Flexpet will do is work as an anti-inflammatory, pain reliever, and lubricate the joints. If the leg is slipping out of joint, that is not something that Flexpet will necessarily help with. However, if it is an issue with arthritis, that is something that a significant number of our customers use our product for and have been very happy with the results.

      Please let us know if we can help you any further!

  2. my lab is 14 she now is given cosequin DS can I give her flex pet as well ? she has arthritis not hip displeasure She also gets Vetprofin 50mg twice a day AM & PM also a thyroid med am & pm She eats and drinks well I do not have her walk up or down stairs she finds it difficult getting up

    1. Of course, you should always consult your vet before changing/adding any supplements or drugs to your dogs regimen. With that said, Flexcin is an all natural supplement and should have no adverse affects with any other drugs. We also have never had a report of anyone experiencing problem with their dog taking Flexpet and Cosequin DS.

      Please let us know if you have any other questions!

    1. Hi Kathleen. Let us know if there’s something more specific that you need. Flexpet is specifically for joint pain in dogs and cats. This specifically happens most often as dogs age (especially with arthritis), but there are certainly other factors as well. Based on what you said, it sounds like Flexpet may be helpful (and there’s a money back guarantee if it’s not), but if you have more questions we are happy to answer them!

    1. A vet will have to give a proper dosage for Tramadol based on weight and current health factors. For Flexpet, typical dosage is 2-4 tablets per day, based on your dog’s weight. A dog under 25 pounds usually takes 1-2 capsules per day, while a dog over 75 pounds would typically use 3-4 tablets/day (potentially more in the case of very large dogs).

  3. My border collie is 13 and 75lbs. I give her meloxicam once a day for arthritis. But recently she moans and groans at night when moving. I would need 3-4 tablets or possibly more of Flexpet twice a day? That’s roughly 120 per month. How many capsules in a bottle? When you offer 3 bottles for a 3 month supply, is it really enough for 3 months in my case?

    1. Thanks Rick. There are 90 capsules in a bottle, which is typically enough for a 3 months supply. Some small dogs only need 1-2, some large dogs may need as many as 4-5. 75lbs is typically right about 3/day, so you should be fine, though for the first week or two, you may want to “load up” with 4 per day, as it will be new to the system. We would suggest the 3 month supply, knowing that if you feel it doesn’t work, you can return the empty bottles for a full refund of the purchase price.

      Please let us know if you have any more questions!

  4. My 17 pound Sebastian has kidney failure. He’s on a balanced homemade diet to help with his problem among other things.
    My question is, he also has a collasped treachea and is taking theopholine 50 mg. for his treachea. He has artheritis in his front right heel and a bad back.. his Vet has him on Meloxicam for pain which I’m not fond of but it helps. I’m looking to replace the meloxicam and use a safer alternative.
    My question is, can I use Flexpet with the Theophyline.. thank you .. Kat

    1. Hi Kat. We always suggest talking to you vet before making any dietary or medicinal changes. With that said, Flexpet is an all natural supplement, and therefore should not interfere with any medication. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact us at 1-800-505-0575.

  5. I have a 10 year old cocker spaniel that has Cushings and a non working thyroid. She takes medication for the thyroid and Vetoril for her Cushings. She has started to have some difficulty getting up and is walking a little bit stiff legged. The vet prescribed Tramadol for her, but she doesn’t seem to be in any pain, and I’m reluctant to go down that road with her. She has a sensitive stomach already, and knowing her luck, she will get all of the possible side effects of the tramadol. Will Flexpet, help her without causing side effects or interfering with the Vetoril? She has the breathing issues that come with Cushings, so that is another reason that the tramadol is worrisome. Thanks for your help.

    1. Hi Susan. That just sounds tough – so sorry you guys are going through all of that.

      As far as Flexpet is concerned, it sounds like it should help (and we have a 90 day guarantee – if it doesn’t, we’ll refund you). Because Flexpet is all-natural, there’s nothing there that’s going to interfere with other medications, so you’re good there. If you’re dog has a sensitive stomach, you can just keep an eye out to see if anything changes. Again, there are no known side effects, so you should be good to go. As a supplement, it’s kind of like adding something new to the diet. If you changed dog foods, even to a top brand, you’d still watch to see if there were any changes just in case there was something natural that the dog was sensitive to. Other than that, you should be all set. We’ve actually had a lot of customers that were originally taking Tramadol and switched over. Just make sure to consult your vet regarding weaning off of Tramadol.

  6. I have a GSD service dog who is having issues with knee arthritis and a CL. I would like to try Flexpet, but she is very, very fussy about what she swallows. She is on tramadol and she lets me put these at the back of her throat, but if Flexpet supplements are very large, I’m dubious that I could get her to swallow them. If I put them in her food, she would refuse to eat them — and the food. An option would be if they can be broken into smaller pieces without crumbling.
    Thank you.

    1. Hi Danielle. It does have a “break” in the middle so you can split in in half with your hands. However for very small or picky dogs, we typically advise to crush and mix with food. If that doesn’t work for your dog, but you think you can break it up into smaller pieces and give it to her her like you do the Tramadol, that should be fine. If you want to try, and your dog ultimately won’t eat it, you can just send us back the empty bottles and we’ll refund you the purchase price. Let us know if we can be of any further help.

      1. Peanut butter! (We have three breeds of shepherds, and the picky eater is a GSD mix. He is the same about meds – won’t take plain, won’t eat food if meds touch it – so frustrating. My husband makes up a peanut butter ball with all his meds – whole and crushed as appropriate, and the dog takes his time enjoying it from our hands. We call it the Peanut Butter Pop! Make sure to use chunky so he doesn’t suspect! Good luck ;o)

  7. I have a 13 year old border collie who has kidney failure and now also painful joints on moving and laying down and getting up. I live in UK and as he can’t have an anti-inflammatory my vet has recommended tramadol. I am not very happy about this and was looking for an alternative when I found Flexpet on the web. Can I buy this in the UK and would be alright with his kidney problems?

    1. Hi Liz. The short answer is, yes and yes! While we don’t have any distributors in the UK, you can buy from Amazon or our website (we will ship to the UK – just be aware that sometimes Customs can slightly delay shipments, though it doesn’t happen often). Also, since Flexpet is all-natural, it should have no negative interactions with other medications or the kidney issue.

      Please let us know if there is anything else we can do to help!

  8. Hi there ,we have a 6 yr staffie girl recently diagnosed with aggressive thyroid carcinoma ,showing no pain as yet but unless we are playing ball at the dog park . She looks very miserable. Has become very fussy with all foods offered, can you please suggest what supplements we could help her with .?

  9. My 6 year old 103 lb black Lab has been diagnosed with Mast cancer. It is in his groin and leg area. The vet has him on Tramadol and he has been reacting with high anxiety and seems like it makes him more irritable. Would the flex pet be a good alternative to using the tramadol and would this help with his pain? Also how long would it take to see results using flex pet?

    1. Thanks Lindsay, and so sorry to hear. Based on the info we have, it’s hard to know if Flexpet would be a good help for your dog. Also, I want to preface by saying you should always talk to your vet before trying a new supplement or diet.

      With that said, Flexpet is really for joint pain. It acts as an anti-inflammatory and pain reliever, and a joint lubricant. So, if for one reason or another, there is joint pain as a result of the cancer, then Flexpet could help. If it’s not joint pain related, Flexpet just may not be a good fit.

      Typically results are seen within 1-2 weeks, though they could take up to 4 weeks.

      I hope that information helps, and we are so sorry to hear about your pup. Wish there was more we could do for you 🙁

  10. Hi, I have a 12 yr. old Havanese dog with arthritis and sore hip due to a fall. He was on meloxacam metacam for a hr. But now is throwing up if give it to him so the vet put him on tramadol. I wondered how big are your tablets in comparison to tramadol, my dog is very fussy and I have to force the pill down his mouth and has a very sensitive stomach. I would like to try flex pet if it’s not hard on the stomach.
    Thanks a lot.
    Mary

  11. I have a 7 year old German wire hair who weighs about 80 lb. He developed a cruciate injury a year ago and, because we can’t afford the $400 TPLO surgery, he is being managed with Tramadol (and Apoquel for the puritis it creates). His doseage has gradually risen to 250mg daily and we are wondering if it is still effective.
    Would your product be effective for pain control for this situation?

    1. We do think it would be worth a try. For a CCL injury, here is some more information (we use the term ACL injury because we found more people refer to it that way, but it is a cruciate injury as you said): https://flexpet.com/acl-injuries-in-dogs/

      Flexpet is utilized for pain, inflammation, lubrication, and rebuilding healthy cartilage. So for a joint injury (like a cruciate injury), it is typically a very effective option. In the case that it is not effective for your dog, we do offer a full money-back guarantee.

      Also note that it’s a natural supplement, so it doesn’t take effect instantly like a drug. it may take 2-4 weeks before you see a major difference (though there are times you can see a difference in as little as a week). For customers with dogs taking Tramadol, we typically recommend weaning off the tramadol after taking Flexpet for a week or two, just to give it time to build up in the dogs system, and not create a drastic change (as far as input into the dogs system).

      If you have any other questions, please let us know!

    2. Fiona, my dog had *two* TPLO surgeries at $5K each – still paying for those, yikes. as he ages, there are still difficulties with his legs, so our ortho vet is sending us to My Pet’s Brace (mypetsbrace.com) for a consultation. They apparently do lightweight, removable, custom braces for less than $1K. Hope this helps.

  12. Hi I have 2 large dogs suffering from bad arthritis in legs. I have tried Glucosamine with no luck. Vet gave prescription that cost $16/day with very little improvement. Would you suggest trying your product? With my dogs weighing close to 100lbs each would the cost be close to $16/per day?

    1. Hi Jeannie! Here is what we would recommend.

      If you try Flexpet, do not give it to your dog with additional glucosamine. It’s natural, and not a side effect, but it will be like giving your dog too many prunes all at once…

      I would start your dogs on 5 tablets/day at that size for the first week or so, then go back down to 4/day. This is to “load up” during the first week or two. Also, make sure you give it a full month before evaluating to make sure that it has enough time to work through the system (especially with large dogs). We will give a full refund of the purchase price if you don’t feel it’s working well for your dogs – that’s our guarantee – just make sure you give it enough time.

      Three bottles of Flexpet (60 tablets each – 180 total) costs $79.90 (we also have a promo code for first time customers, and an autoship discount). For your dogs and the information you provided, 5 tablets per day each would run about $4.50/day, and less after the load up. so less than 1/3 of the cost of the current medication.

      I hope all that information helps. Please contact our customer support team at 1-800-505-0575 if you have any additional questions. Thanks!

  13. Question. Is Flexpet safe to give with Tramodal? 65 lb cattle dog, on one 50 mg Tramodal, twice per day. She is still in lots of pain as evidenced, limping, does not go up stairs, provided to her, for access to my bed. She now sleeps on a pad on the floor.

    1. Of course, you’ll want to talk to your vet first. However, Flexpet is a natural supplement, and has no adverse interactions with prescription medication like Tramadol.

      What we typically encourage customers to do, and has been very successful, is to give your dog both temporarily. Flexpet is natural, so it does take a little time to work (it’s not like when you take ibuprofen for a headache and it essentially cuts off pain receptors). So, typically you’ll see results in 1-3 weeks. As Flexpet starts working through your dog’s system and you’re seeing results, you can typically begin to ween the dog off of the Tramadol (but do this gradually).

      Please let us know if you have any other questions at customercare@flexcin.com Thanks!

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