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Over the counter anti inflammatory options for dogs are quite limited,
due to the risk of side effects,
but in a situation where prescription medicines are not available, buffered aspirin is often suggested.
the usual amount given is 5mg per pound of body weight, every 12 hours.
with repeated use, there is an increasing risk of stomach ulcers,
so it's far from ideal,.
but it is safer than the other over-the-counter anti inflammatory medicines.
As for joint supplements,
my preference is Dasuquin, or the lesser version, Cosequin.
Glyco-Flex is another good brand.
I'd avoid the generic glucosamine products, as their purity and potency isn't verifiable.
Dasuquin and Cosequin have lots of science behind them,
and I trust their quality.
is this common for it to happen like that he was playful and loving right after and like I said it was only like 1 or 2 minutes..anything I can do naturally that will help with spasms
he is doing fine. Im not sure what happened. Ty for following up. he has been good