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Is an anti-inflammatory safe to give to a 8 year old 60jb.

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Is an anti-inflammatory safe to give to a 8 year old 60jb. dog?
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 4 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you with your wee one today.

Do you meant a canine intended one or an OTC human one?

Does Addie have any health issues? On any medication?

Why do you feel she needs this?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
She has no health issues. Previous MCL surgery a year-and-a-half ago on same back knee. I believe she has reinjured it by chasing after squirrel. The medication is doctor prescribed for human
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 4 months ago.

Thank you,

Can you tell me which drug it is, as some are safe and others are not?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
The medication is Diclofenic Sod. EC 75mg
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 4 months ago.

Thank you for clarifying,

Unfortunately that is not a safe dog option at all. So, you need to avoid that one for your lass. Instead, she would really be better on an dog safe non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (ie Metacam, Carprofen, Deramaxx, etc) for her signs. Or in a pinch you could choose to use OTC buffered Aspirin at a low dose (More Info/Dose HERE) while resting her post injury. But again Diclofenac is not safe for dogs and cannot be used without risk of harming her.

Kind regards,

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Expert:  Dr. B. replied 4 months ago.
Hi Barb,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Addie. How is everything going?

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