My dog was bit at the dog park today

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Post by Guest »

Took him to the vet and he got the wound flushed and 8 staples. He was given an injection of Buprenorphine. We are now home and he seems restless and keeps whining. Has anyone else had their dog react this way to this drug?

Post by Kira »

Buprenorphine provides mild to moderate analgesia (pain relief), it’s not something I’d usually use on its own but I could see why they’d choose it. The whining & restlessness may be that his pain relief has worn off (it usually lasts about 6 hours) or that it isn’t providing enough pain relief and he needs something stronger.

I also wouldn’t worry about the staples, they look harsh but I’ve seen nurses accidentally stapled and they say it doesn’t hurt.

Post by Nikki »

Dog parks should be avoided imo too many issues at em.

Post by Sonia »

A more uncommon side effect in dogs is restlessness/agitation.

Post by Caryl »

I would also whine with the pain!

Post by Dianna »

Get back to the vet and if the dog keeps whining & is restless and doesn't settle, regardless of what is said, take the dog in.

Post by Laura »

Holy smokes 8 staples!? That sounds painful. Hoping your fur baby gets better soon.
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