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My 8 year old GSD hurt his back leg.it is weak especially by the end of the day.took him to th vet who will not give him anything for pain because I have him aspirin.is that correct?
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Peter, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

Myriam, your vet may be talking about medications like corticosteroids or other types of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication like Rimadyl, Meloxicam, etc. which are contraindicated when the patient is on aspirin. You can discuss with your vet about starting him on Gabapentin or Tramadol to stop the aspirin and then start him on prescription anti-inflammatory after he has been off Aspirin for 1 week. Tramadol and Gabapentin are both pain medication.

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