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What type of liquid pain reliever can I give my dog?

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What type of liquid pain reliever can I give my dog? Possible pancreatic cancer
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Jane Lefler replied 1 year ago.

Hi jaCustomer,

My name is ***** ***** I’ve been involved professionally with dogs in the health and behavioral fields for over 18 years. It will be my pleasure to work with you today.

The only pain reliever that i can recommend at all would be buffered aspirin. Buffered aspirin can be given to a dog with a dosage of up to 5-10 mg per pound every 12 hours for pain.. 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. The aspirin may need to clear your dog’s system before other medications can be given, so keep that in mind if you decide to give aspirin and be sure and tell your vet when your dog is seen. Read side effects and precautions here.

http://www.petplace.com/drug-library/acetylsalicylic-acid-aspirin/page1.aspx

All other over the counter pain relievers would not be appropriate for a dog as the toxic amount and the theraputic dosage are very close making it not a good choice. Your vet would be better able to supply you with an appropriate more effective pain reliever.

Here are some sites you might find helpful.

http://www.petmd.com/dog/conditions/cancer/c_multi_insulinoma

http://www.petmd.com/dog/conditions/cancer/c_dg_adenocarcinoma_pancreas

http://www.vcahospitals.com/main/pet-health-information/article/animal-health/pancreatic-tumors/469

I hope this information is helpful to you. If you would like any additional information or have more questions please don’t hesitate to press the reply to expert or continue conversation button so I can address any issues you still have . If you do find this helpful, please take this opportunity to rate my answer so I am compensated for my time.