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Want to give my 16 lb dachshund prednisone for swelling in her back. Have had several other dachshunds with this same problem. I have her on tramadol right now for pain but need to get the swelling down.
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Hello. For back pain in dogs, I typically use a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory like Rimadyl. Pred is ok as well, but I find Rimadyl works as well and has less side effects. If you have Prednisone at home and want to give it, the dose I use is 0.25 mg per lb body weight every 12-24 hours. If you don't have any pred at home and you want to try something over the counter, you could give Aspirin as a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory. The dose of Aspirin is 5 mg per lb every 12-24 hours. I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.
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