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Can u give a dog reg aspirin that humans take

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Can u give a dog reg aspirin that humans take
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 month ago.

Yes, Eva, aspirin can be useful at 10 mg/lb with food twice daily. It's best avoided if the pain if expected to be arising from Bear's gastrointestinal tract. It's more valuable for musculoskeletal pain such as from sprains, strains, or arthritis. Ibuprofen and naproxen are toxic to dogs. Acetaminophen is OK at 7 mg/lb thrice daily but isn't antiinflammatory as is aspirin. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.