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safe dose of aspirin, tylenol, or baby aspirin for dogs for

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safe dose of aspirin, tylenol, or baby aspirin for dogs? for a dog of 46 pounds?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Pet
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 7 years ago.
Hello,
Generally, NONE of these medications is worth doing long-term in pets. They all are tremendously hard on the stomach and not a 1/4 as good as the prescription non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications your vet can offer.
That being said, do not give ibuprofen or tylenol.

Aspirin would be your only alternative.
At most twice a day.

Due to potential toxicity issues if not dosed correctly, many veterinarians do not consider Tylenol or ibuprofen (Advil) safe.   You can find the dose for aspirin in the following link:

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

***Do not give aspirin or any other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication if your pet is already on prednisone or any other anti-inflammatory medication***
Severe stomach and intestinal ulcers can result from giving a pet aspirin, Tylenol or ibuprofen when they are also on medications like Rimadyl, Deramaxx, Prednisone, Metecam, Zubrin, and Previcox***

Hope that helps
Dr. Andy
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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
I didn't see the proper dose for baby aspirin for a 46 pound dog on the link.....
Expert:  Dr. Andy replied 7 years ago.
<li>The typical adult human aspirin tablet is 325 mg (5 grains). Low-strength aspirin (sometimes called "Adult Regimen") is available in 81 mg tablet sizes. <br /></li><li>Children's tablet size is about 81 mg</li><p> </p><p>5 to 10 mg per pound </p><p> </p><p>So at ~45 pounds x 5 to 10 pounds, you could safely give a full 325mg tablet. </p><p> </p><p>Baby aspirin. If 81mg per tablet. You would need to give 4 of them. </p><p> </p><p>Dr. Andy</p>