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Will advil or toradol work dogs toothache

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Will advil or toradol work for a dogs toothache
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Jo, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
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I'm Dr. Jo and I'm here to help you with your question about medication for your dog's toothache. You may join the conversation at any time by typing in what you want to say then clicking REPLY or SEND. Then we can chat back and forth until you're satisfied with the information I've provided.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Jo, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

I'm glad you're here looking for information prior to medicating your dog; some medications can be dangerous for dogs, and Advil is one. Please do not give your dog Advil at any dose, ever, because it is toxic to them.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Jo, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

Toradol, unfortunately, is also in the same category. It's toxic to dogs, causing GI problems and potential kidney damage.

Sorry to give you bad news, but neither of these drugs is safe for administration to dogs.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Jo, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago

I'd like to add that in veterinary medicine, we don't tend to rely on NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) to manage dental pain in dogs. Yes, it's often part of the treatment, but successful treatment relies on identifying the cause of the toothache, then solving it.

We tend to use safe and effective NSAIDs (like Rimadyl) and tramadol for dogs with dental pain, in conjunction with whatever kind of dental treatment is required to eliminate the problem that is causing the pain. This may be an extraction or a tooth-sparing technique like a root canal, depending on the situation.

Please rest assured, however, that with a full dental examination, your veterinarian will be able to come up with a solution for your dog's problem that will be both safe and effective.

I hope this helps to answer your question. I want to be as helpful as possible.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Jo, Dog Veterinarian replied 2 years ago
Hi,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
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Hello,

Just checking in to ask how things are going with your dog. Is there anything else I can help you with?

Thank you.

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