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Just got aspirin Lb dog. Trying to figure out dosage.

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Just got aspirin for 50 Lb dog. Trying to figure out dosage. Pills 81mg. She is limping a bit and vet is aware. Can she take 3 pills or is that too much?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.
Welcome and thanks for asking your question. I am sorry the expert you requested is not available. My name is***** am a licensed veterinarian. I am happy to answer your question today. First I need to ask you a few questions so that I can be well informed and give you the best advice. There may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies as I type out a thorough reply for you. 1- Is she currently on any medications? 2- Any pre existing medical conditions?
Expert:  Dr. Peter replied 1 year ago.
Friend, if she is not on any other non steroidal anti inflammatory medication you can use aspirin. Three 81mg aspirin every 12 hours would be appropriate for a 50 lbs dog; give them with food. A better option is to use Buffered Aspirin 325mg 3/4 of a tablet every 12 hours, it will be more gentle on her stomach.
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