Dogs undergoing surgery need powerful analgesics for pain control. Ketorolac, marketed under the brand name Toradol, is used for pain control for dogs before and after operations. It's often given to dogs recuperating from orthopedic procedures. Recovering dogs receive the medication in injectable, oral or intravenous form.
Toradol in Dogs
While Toradol falls under the classification of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, or NSAID, it's far more powerful than common human NSAIDS such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen. As a painkiller, it's as effective as morphine. Given post-surgically, Toradol relieves pain for approximately six hours per administration. Given at standard doses, the drug produces few side effects. Unlike certain other canine pain medications, it does not appear to have a deleterious effect on the kidneys. Always consult an experienced veterinarian regarding the health and treatment of your pet.
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