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Rebecca, Dog Veterinarian
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He got hit by a car and there arent any vet clinics open

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He got hit by a car and there arent any vet clinics open today what can I give him for the pain until I can get him into the vet
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Dipper and a little over a yr
JA: How old is Dipper?
Customer: A little over a yr old
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Dipper?
Customer: No thats it
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Rebecca replied 2 months ago.

I am sorry to hear Dipper has been hit by a car. My name is Rebecca. I am a veterinarian and will do my best to help.

Is he walking on all four legs? If you check his gums, are they a normal bright pink or do they look pale?

How much does he weigh, so I can give you dosages of drugs?

These are things you should NOT give him: Advil/ibuprofen, Aleve, Flexeril, aspirin.

Tylenol is not safe for long term use but should be OK once or twice, but again I need some idea of what he weighs. Do you have any tramadol?

Expert:  Rebecca replied 2 months ago.

If his gums seem pale, this is an emergency, he could be in shock or have internal bleeding.

Will he eat and drink?

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
No tramadol and maybe 8 to 12 lbs
Expert:  Rebecca replied 2 months ago.

How do his gums look? Will he take food or at least water? Is he walking on all four legs?

Expert:  Rebecca replied 2 months ago.

He can take 40 mg of Tylenol twice daily. Not great for pain, but there is no other safe over the counter medication you can give. Aspirin could worsen internal bleeding or cause vomiting.

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