My 4 yr old shitz mix fell up the stairs last might while running he is tender to touch on his front by right leg. What can I give him for pain?
Type of Animal: Shitz cross
Pet's Gender: Male
Pet's Age: 4
Name of Dog: Mikki
Nothing. Will go to vet if not better in a few days
Hello,I am sorry to hear Mikki is having some trouble. I would love to help I just have a few questions so I can better assist you. Please understand I try to ask all relevant questions at one time, however your reply may prompt a few more. Since I am unable to see your pet I must rely on information.Is he currently on any medications?Any existing health problems?Can you see any swelling in the leg?Is he walking on the leg at all?
He is great health no problems no meds. He is walking on all legs but sometimes limps
Thank you for the additional information.f he is not on any medications then Aspirin can be used short term to help with the pain. This is dosed at 5 mgs per pound of body weight every 12 hours. This can cause stomach upset so I would suggest giving with food. If he has any vomiting or stops eating I would suggest contacting your vet to ask for a stronger pain medication, just be sure to tell them that you have used aspirin as this will prevent them from giving certain medications.Click here for more on the use of aspirin and the precautionsYou want to keep an eye out for any swelling. If this is not better in a few days or the aspirin is not helping I would suggest having your vet take a look at him. I would try to limit his activity to potty breaks only for the next 4-5 days no running and no stairs.I hope this helps and he feels better soon. Please reply back if you have additional questions or concernsWe are testing a new rating system is you have any problem with it please let me know. If you need additional information or clarification an anything please hit the Reply button and I will be happy to continue helping. If your questions have been answered please rate my answer to end our conversation. If you rate a 1 or 2 I will not be compensated for my time and will receive a negative mark on my record. If your intention is to press "I expected more" or " Helped A little" please STOP and reply back to me so I can try to assist you further.Candy
Practicing Veterinary Technician for 23 years.Former Veterinary Practice Owner, Technician Trainer
Hi Deana,I'm just following up on our conversation about Mikki. How is everything going?Candy
Hi there. Mikki is improving everyday. Thanks for the help