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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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My 12 year year olf Bichon just had two teeth removed about

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My 12 year year olf Bichon just had two teeth removed about 14 hours ago and she whining in pain, but I wasn't given any thing or directions to help her. it is 4 and I don't know how to help her. What cn I do?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Abby
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Abby?
Customer: She hadn't been feeling good for quite some time, but the blood work was good.
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Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 10 months ago.

I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner and I'm dismayed to hear that an analgesic wasn't prescribed for Abby to be taken after her extractions. Aspirin dosed at 10 mg/lb with food at 12 hour intervals should be helpful. Acetaminophen is OK at 7 mg/lb thrice daily but isn't antiinflammatory as is aspirin. You must avoid both ibuprofen and naproxen as they're toxic to dogs. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Excellent advice. Thank you.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 10 months ago.

You're quite welcome. I can't set a follow-up in this venue so please return to our conversation - even after rating - with an update at your convenience.