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Hello. Thanks for writing in. My name is***** and I would be happy to help you. Ibuprofen is not recommended to give to dogs. The dose necessary to help is toxic to their kidneys, so it is not a drug that we give them. As far as human OTC pain medications go, enteric coated aspirin is the only one that is somewhat safe, but it can still cause gastrointestinal bleeding. There are much safer anti-inflammatory pain medications made specifically for dogs, but they do require a prescription from your vet. The website below has more information on OTC medications for dogs. Please let me know if you have any other questions or concerns. Hope this helps.
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