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what can i give my dog for pain and swelling in the leg

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what can i give my dog for pain and swelling in the leg
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 6 years ago.
Welcome to JustAnswer! I am a licensed veterinarian and would be glad to help!

Is she on any other medication?

How much does she weigh?

Customer: replied 6 years ago.
on no meds and she is around between 50 -60 lbs
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 6 years ago.
Based on your dog's weight, you can give 1/2 of an adult 325 mg aspirin every 12 hours.

I wouldnt give any other medications as you already started aspirin.

Along with the aspirin, to reduce stomach upset, I would also give Pepcid A/C (Famotidine). The dose based on your dog's weight is 15mg every 12 hours. You can also purchase this over the counter.


Watch for vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, and lethargy as signs of illness from the medication.

I hope this information helps!
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The above is given for information only. Although I am a licensed veterinarian, I cannot legally prescribe medicines or diagnose your pet's condition without performing a physical exam. If you have concerns about your pet I would highly advise contacting your regular veterinarian.

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
she got sick shortly after taking the medicine is there anything else she can take
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 6 years ago.
No - unfortunately over the counter there is not.