How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Michael Salkin Your Own Question
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 28967
Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
Type Your Dog Veterinary Question Here...
Dr. Michael Salkin is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Second opinion] - what is an anti pyretic for dogs that we

Customer Question

Second opinion] - what is an anti pyretic for dogs that we might be able to use from around the house for humans? Our dog is in an area where the Vet is not available at all for another 8 hours and there is no option. He is a Weimaraner with a history including survival from a black cobra snake bite 12 months ago. He was given anti venom within 30 minutes of the bite and has bravely pulled through but has ongoing morbidity associated. He is 9 years 3 months. Thank you for answering. Mike Marquette
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I meant to ask for anti-temperature (temperature reducing products) as he is running a high temperature. I also would love any advice regarding ongoing necessary or beneficial treatments that he could receive that will or could improve his quality of life, increase his lifespan and protect him from any likely complications or outcomes from the snake bite by the Black Cobra 12 months ago? Thank you.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 10 months ago.

You're speaking to Dr. Michael Salkin. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm currently typing up my reply. Please be patient. This may take a few minutes.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 10 months ago.

My excellent colleague mentioned aspirin; I'll add the anti-pyretic acetaminophen which can be dosed at 7 mg/lb thrice daily.

The venom of the black cobra is made up primarily of neurotoxins which affect the central nervous system. Unless your Weimeraner progressed to a shocky state and suffered a systemic inflammatory response syndrome and multiple organ failure, there's no reason to believe that these neurotoxins have left your dog compromised and needing additional treatments in the form of supplements or drugs. Can you upload a copy of his test results from the time he was treated for the snake bite to our conversation? I understand that you might not have a copy at home but his vet can give you one which you can scan into your computer and then give me the file link or you can photograph the pages and upload them by using the paperclip icon (if you can see that icon) or by using an external app such as

I can be more helpful if I can see how the venom affected him other than as a neurotoxin.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 10 months ago.
Hi Mike,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr. Michael Salkin

Related Dog Veterinary Questions