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The only safe over the counter pain medication is aspirin. Aspirin can be safely administered to a dog at 5 mg/ pound every 12 hours with food
Please let your veterinarian know that you have administered aspirin to Jake if you take him into the office because it will effect what medications would be dispensed since aspirin requires a “washout period” of 48+ hours prior to changing to another non steroidal such as rimadyl, metacam, previcox.
Administer aspirin with food and if you note any reduced appetite, vomiting, diarrhea with administration then please discontinue its use.
You can also supplement with massage of the painful area as well as rotating warm and cool compresses in 10 minute intervals.
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