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My dog over exerted himslef last night and today cant stand

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My dog over exerted himslef last night and today can't stand up and I can see his muscles shaking. He didn't injure anything specific as he was fine last night when we went to bed. It was after resting that he was walking slow and now just wants to lay there. What can I do to help him?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Scarlett replied 8 years ago.
How big is your dog? Is he on any medications?
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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
92 pounds, german shepard/lab/pit bull mix. No meds except I did gime him some dog asprin this morning.
Expert:  Dr. Scarlett replied 8 years ago.
I'm not sure what is in "dog aspirin". If it is the same as human aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid), then you'll need to account for how many mg you gave this morning. But your dog could have up to 3 adult aspirins (the 325 mg size) every 12 hours. I'd probably start with 2 aspirins, buffered if possible, given with food, and see how he does. Keep him confined so he can rest--short leash walk only to go to the bathroom. No running, no jumping, etc. If he isn't much better by Monday, then I would take him to the vet for an exam.

Good luck!
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