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Hi, this is Dr. Gabby.
The only over the counter pain medication you can give dogs is aspirin. It has to be aspirin and no substitutes.
The usual dose is 5-10 mg of aspirin per each pound of dog every 12 hours as needed.
For example a 5 pound dog would take 25-50 mg of aspirin every 12 hours.
Give it with a meal to help prevent gastrointestinal upset.
If you do not see an improvement in 2-3 days of use he should see a vet as he may need something stronger or a different type of medication or treatment.
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