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We have a 4 year old Shih Tzu and I can tell he isn't

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Hi! We have a 4 year old Shih Tzu and I can tell he isn't feeling well. He is shaking and jerking, almost like he is gagging or choking. He doesn't get sick, and he seems to be eating and drinking and going potty. But I can tell he isn't feeling good. He has yelped a few times when he is playing with our other dog like he is in pain, I just don't know what from.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Strange behavior is often perplexing. I'm sure the veterinarian can help you. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Boo
JA: Is there anything else important you think the veterinarian should know about the dog?
Customer: He likes to chew on things, maybe he swallowed something. He has swallowed a water bottle lid in the past. What can I give him for pain?
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 8 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 8 months ago.

You're necessarily constrained to administering aspirin dosed at 10 mg/lb with food and repeated in 12 hour intervals if need be or acetaminophen dosed at 7mg/lb thrice daily. You must avoid the toxic ibuprofen and naproxen. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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