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Can I give my dog aspirin for the skating with distemper. That is what she was diagnosed with a few weeks ago. .
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Hello. Thanks for writing in. My name is***** and I would be happy to help you. If she already developed neurologic complications from distemper, there is nothing you can do to stop that. The effects are usually permanent. Aspirin is an anti-inflammatory pain reliever, so it won't help with neurologic symptoms. Enteric coated aspirin is the only human OTC pain medication you can use in dogs, but it can still cause mild gastrointestinal bleeding or lead to an ulcer, so I don't normally recommend using it. She would benefit more from a muscle relaxer, but that won't stop the signs completely either. The damage done to the brain and nerves is permanent with distemper. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. Hope this helps

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