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Dear "Customer" Good morning. I have read the post about your 3 year old Lab who is having neck pain. I understand you took her to your vet last week for evaluation which was unrevealing as to the cause of her problems. I also understand you are giving her 200 mg of ibuprofen every 6 hours. Before I talk about her pain, I would like to recommend that you stop the ibuprofen. We rarely use ibuprofen because it can cause stomach ulcers and perforations so it is generally not recommended. Ibuprofen has been used therapeutically in dogs at 5 mg/kg and you are giving it at a dose of 8 mg/kg but you are giving it every 6 hours which is a total of 800 mg/day which is a total of 32 mg/kg per day .... this is a very high dose and I would think this may be too much for her. So, I would stop the ibuprofen ... it doesn't sound like it's helping anyway. As for the pain she is having, it sounds like neck pain. I think it is time to get some x-rays of her neck. I do not know what is causing her pain, but an x-ray may reveal the answer. She also needs pain medication that is stronger and safer than ibuprofen. She also would benefit from some antacid medication, such as Pepcid, to help protect her stomach from the high doses of ibuprofen she has been getting. I would recommend taking her back to your vet for reevaluation. Tell you vet about the ibuprofen so that vet can make a decision about what medication to use and how to move forward. I hope this is helpful information. Please let me know if you have more questions about this. Best wishes.