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She has inflamation in her ACL, labradoodle, 50 lbs, 8 yrs

Customer Question

She has inflamation in her ACL
JA: What sort of animal are we talking about?
Customer: labradoodle
JA: Maybe I'm confused. I thought you had a problem with a pet. Is that correct?
Customer: 50 lbs, 8 yrs old
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with the animal?
Customer: She had some vetprofen that helped her knee if she overdid it, but I'm out. I just need to find some more
JA: Where does the animal seem to hurt?
Customer: Only if she overdoes it outside. She's still very active and if she runs around too much her knee will get sore
JA: What is the's name?
Customer: Coco
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Coco?
Customer: No. She's in great shape other than that
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
She's been to the vet for this and was prescribed vetprofen. It worked great and after a few weeks of not using it and using a supplement with Glucosamine HCL, she has been better. But today she overdid it and is limping a little. I think she just needs a little vetprofen when she overdoes it - just as a person would take an advil if their joints got sore.
Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 6 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 6 months ago.

For the weekend, until your vet is open on Monday, you can use aspirin for her pain.

5-10 mg of aspirin per each pound of dog every 12 hours.

It has to be aspirin and no substitutes.

Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 6 months ago.

You can call your vet on Monday and ask for a refill.

Only vet clinics have vetprofen. It is not a human medication.

Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 6 months ago.

If she is really suffering you could take her into the ER clinic for more Vetprofen or something stronger.

But most likely the aspirin will help.

Also hold an ice pack over her knee for 20 minutes per hour until bedtime.

Does that make sense? Do you have any other questions?