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Dr. Maggie :
An appropriate dosage of aspirin for a 70 lb dog would be two of the 80 mg buffered baby aspirin by mouth every 12-24 hours. That being said, long term aspirin usage isn't recommended in dogs because it can cause bleeding issues (GI ulcers, etc.) Is your dog on this for arthritis issues?
Very well - short term aspirin should be just fine as long as the only other medication she is on is glucosamine. You can try dosing her every 12 hours for the next few days. If this isn't improving in a few days, it would probably be a good diea to get her checked out to make sure there isn't something else going on.
You are very welcome.
Excellent - sounds like you are on top of things.
Hopefully she improves before then!
Have you looked into adequan injections for her?
Take a look at the link above to learn more about this medication. I am a big fan of using this in dogs and cats with severe arthritis issues. It works well without the side effects of long term NSAIDs.
Well that would have been a change in directions for sure! Here is one more link that I think you should take a look at:
This one goes into great detail about most of the different treatment options available for dogs with osteoarthritis. Any other questions I can help you with today?
Well - take a look at those links and I think you will see some additional things can be done to help with her arthritis.