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Can I give my 12 year old, 62 pound labradoodle aspirin

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Can I give my 12 year old, 62 pound labradoodle aspirin for pain related to an ear infection? I have just started him on Otomax,but he is still shaking his head in pain.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 6 months ago.
Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian & I would like to help you with your wee one today. Now if Soleol is on Otomax (which contains betamethasone), we'd be best to give that medication 30 minutes to an hour to start to work. The betamethasone is a steroid and it should reduce ear inflammation. Otherwise, you could consider a low dose of buffered Aspirin (even while using a steroid ear treatment, since systemic absorption will be low). Of course, he should have no health issues nor be on any other medications; else you'd want to check with his vet first. Otherwise, we can give a 5mg per pound dose to our dogs every 12 hours after food. Though we'd have to discontinue treatment if we see any stomach upset or black feces. Please take care, Dr. B. -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------If you have any other questions, please ask me – I’ll be happy to respond. **Afterwards, I would be grateful if you would rate my service by clicking on the "Rate my Expert' button at the top of the page as this is the only way I am credited for helping you. Thank you for your feedback!: )