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can a dog be given orajel for tooth pain

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can a dog be given orajel for tooth pain?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 5 years ago.

Hi Sir or Madam,


Orajel can be used on dogs, but if there is no bleeding, buffered aspirin is a better choice for pain relief. Rubbing the orajel on the gum near the tooth can be more painful than the tooth itself.


Buffered aspirin can be given to a dog with a dosage of up to 5-10 mg per pound every 12 hours. Keep in mind that a dog's body does not metabolize aspirin in the same way as a human and thus should not be given more than a day or two without contacting your Vet. Read side effects and precautions here.


I hope this information is helpful to you.




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