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An dogs be given 81 mg aspirin for pain? My dashund can't…

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An dogs be given 81 mg aspirin for pain? My dashund can't get around too good. She seems to be in pain.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?

Here name is ***** ***** she is 11 years old.

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Penny?

No I let her out to go potty and I have to carry her up the steps into house. She can't do them herself.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

Yes, Claude, as for over the counter analgesia, caretakers are constrained to aspirin dosed at 10 mg per pound of body weight with food at 12 hour intervals or acetaminophen which can be dosed at 7 mg per pound of body weight thrice daily but isn’t antiinflammatory as is aspirin. You can give aspirin and acetaminophen concurrently which should provide better analgesia than either drug alone. You must avoid the toxic ibuprofen and naproxen in dogs. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago

An 81 mg aspirin twice daily would be enough for an 8 lb dog.

Two 81 mg aspirins twice daily would be enough for a 16 lb dog.

Three 81 mg aspirins twice daily would be enough for a 24 lb dog.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 8 months ago
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I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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