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When did the injury happen? How often are you giving the aspirin? After how many hours does the aspirin pain effect wear off?
Ok great. I would think if it was a very serious injury the aspirin would only help a little bit and he would not behave normally on the aspirin.
So you have a few options.
You could take him to a vet and get something stronger than aspirin as well as a muscle relaxer.
Or you can keep doing the aspirin for 2-3 more days.
Try alternating a hot pack and a cold pack on his neck. 20 minutes each twice a day.
Elevate his food so he does not have to reach down to eat or drink.
When you take him for a walk use a harness so there is no pressure on the neck.
If he is still needing aspirin 2-3 days from now then he should definitely see a vet.
Does that make sense? Do you have any other questions for me now?
The aspirin should only have to be given every 12 hours.
It should also be given with food to help prevent gastrointestinal upset.
So if he is really painful after 6-8 hours he should see a vet and then get something that will be more effective or last longer than aspirin.
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