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Is there a safe dose for a one time adminstration of ibuprofen

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Is there a safe dose for a one time adminstration of ibuprofen for a 12 lb yorkie?
Welcome and thanks for asking your question. My name isXXXXX am a licensed veterinarian. I am happy to answer your question today. First I need to ask you a few questions to be well informed and give you the best advice.

1- What is the problem with your dog?
2- Any pre existing medical conditions?
3- Is he/she currently on any medications?

There may be a slight delay between your follow ups and my replies as I type out a thorough reply for you.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Dog is in pain and tremors from receiving 3 vaccines today. No past medical Hx. and no active med problems. otherwise very healthy

In response to your question there are doses reported for Ibuprofen, but, even at therapeutic doses ibuprofen can easily cause gastrointestinal ulceration; for this reason we try to stay away from using ibuprofen in dogs. Instead you can give Aspirin 81mg every 12 hours for 7 days.

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