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My name is ***** *****. Iam trying to get an over the

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My name is ***** *****. Iam trying to get an over the counter med. for my dog.
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: Iam looking for a med. that would help like vetprofen.
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Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Deb replied 10 months ago.

Hello, I'm Dr. Deb and will do my best to help you today.

You do have several otc non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (nsaid) drug options but they may not be quite as strong as Vetprofen even though they are the same class of drug (nsaids). But, they may be worth a try, depending on what's going on with your dog. Those options are:

1. Aspirin at a dose of 10 mgs per pound of body twice a day or

2. Acetaminophen at a dose of 5 mgs per pound of body weight twice a day. Care should be taken if you have cats since this drug can be toxic to them.

These drugs should always be given with food to avoid stomach upset. They also should NOT be given to patients who are vomiting or taking steroids (or other nsaid drugs) since to do so might run the risk of double dosing and gastric ulceration.

I hope this helps. Deb

Expert:  Dr. Deb replied 10 months ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Dr. Deb