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15 lb. Shih Tzu w/ apparent earache. Has appointment to see

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15 lb. Shih Tzu w/ apparent earache. Has appointment to see vet tomorrow. Until then what dosage of aspirin should be used? is aspirin best?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 8 months ago.

Aspirin is reasonable at a dose of 10 mg/lb with food and repeated in 12 hours if need be. Acetaminophen dosed at 7 mg/lb thrice daily can be helpful but isn't antiinflammatory as is aspirin. You must avoid the toxic ibuprofen and naproxen in dogs. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 8 months ago.
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Joey. How is everything going?
Dr. Michael Salkin

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