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I have a 25 pound chiwawa and he went to the vets that's week do to seeming to be in pain. He gave him rimadyl. Just a few few days worth to see if it helped and it did. I called three times when he ran out of meds and didn't receive a callback. It's been 2 days and he's starting to show the same symtoms. But it's Sunday I can't bring him anywhere. How do i keep him comfortable till Monday. He's 18 yrs old.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What is the dog's name?

Mocha

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

His hips have dislocated 3 times in the past but feeling has always come back so I know he has pain just from how old. And he has no temp. He's just an old dog who I think pain is now showing in his age. I just want him to be comfortable now till I can get more medicine for him tomorrow

Submitted: 3 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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His symptoms are panting and restlessness
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Schmidt, Dog Veterinarian replied 3 months ago
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Hello, this is Dr. Schmidt. Thank you for using JustAnswer. The only safe over the counter pain medication you can give him is baby aspirin (81 mg). I would give him 1/4 of a tablet every 12 hours as a substitute for Rimadyl.

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