I've heard of animals being sent home with fentanyl patches before, but always on bigger dogs, never for small/toy dogs. My baby boy got neutered last may and they sent him home with an anti-inflammatories to take 5 days afterwards, but when I was reading the paper for everything they used on the bill, MAN, they drugged him up good, he got all kinds of stuff, including Buprenorphine, which is the same thing I use for pain. But it does still shock me the patch thing, considering that it says on the patches for use on opioid tolerant patients only, and I've never heard of a dog being opioid tolerent, but maybe, more then likely, dog's systems can handle things like that, where on humans we could overdose....and I hope nobody ever takes a patch off an animal for their own use, and letting the poor animal suffer in pain, those people belong in prison for a long time (sorry, I just love animals too much), I'm sure some people have done it before, and it makes me sick!!!
anyways, how is your dog doing?? is he healing good??
DX-Pancreatic Divisum, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Myofascial Syndrome, Migraines, Allergies W/Asthma, Depression W/Anxiety/Panic disorder, Lower back Disc issues