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Dr. BJ Hughes
Dr. BJ Hughes, Dog Veterinarian
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Experience:  Licensed w/20 years of experience in private practice/teaching. Strong believer in educating owners.
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can I give my dog prednisone 20mg and aspirin at the same

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can I give my dog prednisone 20mg and aspirin at the same time. She is 90LBS and I gave her one 20mg prednisone at 6pm and she is still in pain. Can I also give her aspiring

Dr. BJ Hughes :

Hi there --

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I am a licensed veterinarian and will do my best to assist you and Sugar --

Dr. BJ Hughes :

IN this situation, steroids and non steroidal antiinflammatory medications (like aspirin) should not be used together.

Dr. BJ Hughes :

If there is a great deal of pain -- aspirin (as a mild pain med) is not likely strong enough to assist very much.

Dr. BJ Hughes :

Since she is on the pred, the options for pain control are controlled substances and will need a vet visit to obtain.

Customer:

is there any advice how to help her through the nite, I can take her to the vet tomorrow.

Dr. BJ Hughes :

This can be so very difficult if vet care is not available after hours.

Dr. BJ Hughes :

First == be sure Sugar has a soft place to lie

Dr. BJ Hughes :

Is it her hips that are bothering her -- or other areas?

Customer:

her hips

Dr. BJ Hughes :

You can apply warmth. This can be done with a make shift heat pad -- made of rice placed into a sock (tied off) and heated for 2 minutes in a microwave. This will hold heat quite nicely over some time and can be laid on the hips.

Dr. BJ Hughes :

Be sure any heat applied is only warm -- and not too hot .

Dr. BJ Hughes :

Hot water bottles can be used as well.

Dr. BJ Hughes :

But unfortunately, there is not an over the counter medication that would help with the pain -- that can be used with a steroid.

Dr. BJ Hughes :

Is there anything else that I might assist you with tonight?


 

Customer:

I have one of these pouches for myself so I will do this. Thank you for your help.

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