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My dog just jumped off the couch, yipped and is unable to put any weight on her front paw. Along with trying to elevate it and applying ice should I wrap it in a compression bandage and give her aspirin for pain? I’m a critical care nurse.

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

My 20 lb York-ichon just jumped off the couch, yipped and is unable to use her front paw, should I use ice, elevation and compression the same as a human; and can I give her an analgesic like aspirin? If so what dose I have 81mg of aspirin in the house. I’ll bring her to my vet tomorrow morning if she’s not significantly better. You guessed it, I’m a nurse.

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about your dog?

No. She’s perfectly healthy, 6 Year’s old, Yorki-chon who is about 20 lbs

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Hi

Dr. Paul Brazzell here

I would be happy to help you

I am one of the veterinarians authorized on this site to answer questions by text and/or phone

If you would like to just text then please ignore the phone call request from the site

I like what you have done so far

And yes you can give Aspirin at 10.0 mg/pound with food

We give it twice daily

Rest her and update me in the AM

Paul

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