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My 41/2 pound Maltese is in pain. Source unknown. Trembles,

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My 41/2 pound Maltese is in pain. Source unknown. Trembles, cries. Can I give her aspirin and if so how much?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Rebecca replied 2 years ago.
I am sorry to hear you are worried about Gidget (great name). I am a veterinarian, and will do my best to help.
Is Gidget eating? Aspirin should be safe so long as long as it is given with food and she is not vomiting. A 4 1/2 pound dog could take 20 mg, which would be 1/4th of a baby or low dose (81 mg) aspirin, up to twice daily, with food. If she vomits, do not repeat it.
Let me know what else I can answer or help with.