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Dr. Loretta, Dog Veterinarian
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Experience:  25 years of experience in surgery and internal medicine.
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My dog is a dashhaund about 7 years old I think her tail may

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My dog is a dashhaund about 7 years old I think her tail may be broken or sprained
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Tigger
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Tigger?
Customer: tigger Wigger
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 11 months ago.

Welcome to Justanswer. I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian, and would like to assist you. I will respond quickly after reviewing your question.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Will I receive a answer about Tigger Wigger tail soon
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
No I can wait until you respond I was looking in email and I didn't see a response
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 11 months ago.

Good Morning and welcome! I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question.

I am so sorry that I did not respond right away...something happened on the site and I could not get in. If Tigger's tail is painful, there is a good chance that he either sprained it or has a broken bone. For now, give Tigger aspirin at 5 mg per pound every 12 hrs. This will decrease the inflammation and if this is merely a sprain, which is the more likely problem, this will start to resolve this. If this continues to be painful for your sweet Tigger, have your vet check this and xray to be sure.

Does that make sense to you?

Please let me know if you have ANY other questions. My goal is to give you 100% satisfaction and if you are not yet satisfied, please REPLY so I can clarify for you.

Sincerely, ***** *****

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Dr Loretta,
Can i use tylenol or does it have to be asprin
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 11 months ago.

No, has to be aspirin. Tylenol can be toxic to dogs. You will probably use the Baby aspirin which are 81 mg each. It often will help resolve this if it is minor.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Thank you
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 11 months ago.

You are very welcome! I hope your sweet Tigger tail feels better soon!!