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Can we give aspirin or Ibuprofen to a dog (25#'s) soreness?

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can we give aspirin or Ibuprofen to a dog (25#'s) for muscle soreness?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr B replied 1 year ago.

Hi this is DRB and I would be happy to help you......NEVER give Ibuprofen to a dog......this causes very serious liver, kidney and ulceration issues. You can do aspirin at the correct dose for a short period. How much does you dog weigh?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Expert:  Dr B replied 1 year ago.

You can give 1/2 of a regular strength aspirin (325mg) with food every 12 hours for 4 doses. so in other words give 162 mg every 12 hours for 2 days. Give with food only.

Can I answer any other questions?

Expert:  Dr B replied 1 year ago.

Please hit rate my service as that is the only way I am compensated for my answers. A positive rating will not close this question as I am happy to answer any follow up questions. Thank you very much!

Please note that the information I provide is intended as general information only and not intended to replace the advice of your veterinary professional

Sincerely, DRB

Expert:  Dr B replied 1 year ago.

I would very much appreciate a positive rating. Sincerely, DRB