Question by  littlelauren (42)

What is torb/val syrup used to treat?

My dog was given some recently and it was not explained to me.


Answer by  erinem (19)

Torb/VAL syrup is the opioid Torbutrol(butorphanol) dissolved in V.A.L. syrup. It's usually prescribed to treat mild pain. The V.A.L.syrup contains B-vitamins, but is mostly added to hide Torbutrol's bitter flavor.

posted by Anonymous
my dog was prescribed val torb for his fits of coughing is it habit forming The vet says he will need it for the rest of his life he is 4 now  add a comment

Answer by  stellargamebirds (121)

Torb is short for Torbugesic which is a short term pain medication prescribed to dogs. This is offered as VAL syrup. It is a poor pain medication as it does not last very long compared to other pain medications. It also does not control pain very well. The dog may still experience it while on medication.


Answer by  sailoryue (853)

its a very poor quality of pain killer for pets. usually given after a surgery or injury. it lasts a very short time tho.


Answer by  katharine (3981)

Torb/Val syrup is used as a pain killer. It can often make the animal extremely drowsy so be careful with its use. You should talk to your vet for proper dosage for your animal and for exact directions for its use. Whenever you give a dog medication make sure you have it explained to you.


Answer by  rogera (788)

Torb/val syrup is a pain killer given to dogs, it helps them out considerably. Vets prescribe it, and the animal becomes pain free.

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