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I have a 21 lb. mixed breed spayed male. He has a regular

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I have a 21 lb. mixed breed spayed male. He has a regular vet who is on vacation. He is apparently in pain and can't support himself on his hind (walks with one leg (left) tucked up & wobbles on the other. Can I give him some sort of analgesic? I have 500 mg Tylenol, 81 mg and 325 mg aspirin and some ibuprofen. I want him to be comfortable until my vet comes back on Monday.
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 11 months ago.

Hello John,

This is just a quick note to let you know that I am locked on to your question and am working on it now.

I am a small animal vet with many years experience and rest assured I will do my best to answer your question to your satisfaction today. You can expect a written reply sometime within the next five to ten minutes or so.

We also have the option to talk things over by telephone or via an internet service such as Skype. Please get back to me if this is more convenient for you. { There is a small extra charge for phone calls }

Regards,

Dr Scott

Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 11 months ago.

Hello again John

Sorry to hear Tim is unwell, however I have worked out an answer for you ...

1. You really only have one reasonably safe choice in this sort of situation, this being aspirin. This drug is sometimes prescribed for dogs for pain relief and is regarded as safe as compared to the vast majority of the other over the counter human pain killers such as Tylenol or ibuprofen for example all of which should be avoided because of many reports of side effects and toxicity issues in the dog.

2. A typical dose rate for aspirin in the dog would be 5 mg per pound of your dog's body weight given twice daily. The judgement whether to dose with aspirin is of course up to you but here is a link to an accurate web page with all the facts you might need including contraindications : LINK

I hope I have covered your question fully enough but if you would like further clarification or to talk things over a bit more then I will be on-line for the next hour or so and I will be more than pleased to continue working with you.

Regards,

Dr Scott

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Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 11 months ago.

Hello again,

I am just checking back in to see how Tim is getting on after our recent dialogue concerning pain relief ...

How are things going?

Regards,

Dr Scott

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Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 11 months ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Tim. How is everything going?
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