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68 lb, female greyhound, age 10: Twerked her front paw; it grew better and in a week she was walking fine again without favoring it. However, on that first day (just yesterday) she tweaked it again (fast turns on a carpeted area). This morning she only struggles on three legs. Can I give her a 325 mg aspirin tablet?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the dog?

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68 lb, female greyhound, age 10: Twerked her front paw; it grew better and in a week she was walking fine again without favoring it. However, on that first day (just yesterday) she tweaked it again (fast turns on a carpeted area). This morning she only struggles on three legs. Can I give her a 325 mg aspirin tablet?

Veterinarian's Assistant: Where does the dog seem to hurt?

I've seen her lick at the paw.

Veterinarian's Assistant: OK. What is the dog's name?

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

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.

If you have a human or canine narcotic at home please let me know and I’ll see if I can give you a dose for it.

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