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My dog broke her front leg, has 6 pins in it, surgery was

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My dog broke her front leg, has 6 pins in it, surgery was yesterday. She is on rimadyl 25 mg BID, still very painful, can I give her one baby aspirin a day for a week? She weights about 13 lbs
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?
Customer: She has 6 pins in it
JA: What is the dog's name?
Customer: Lexie
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Lexie?
Customer: She is 14 month old.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 11 months ago.

Hello, JACustomer. I have been a Veterinary Nurse for over 15 years and would be happy to help you today. I'm reviewing your question right now.

Expert:  PitRottMommy replied 11 months ago.

There are two reasons why aspirin should not be used for Lexie. First, she just had surgery and we do not want to give a blood thinner which may cause bleeding to occur. Secondly, aspirin should not be used with rimadyl, if it can be avoided. If she is still in a great deal of pain, talk to your vet about prescribing a pain medication like tramadol to help with her comfort level.

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