How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask LouA Your Own Question
LouA, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 238
Experience:  20+ yrs experience in vet medicine, special interest in Sighthounds, successful Agility competitor
Type Your Dog Question Here...
LouA is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

My dog is walking gingerly and has trouble sitting down. I

This answer was rated:

My dog is walking gingerly and has trouble sitting down. I want to give hime some aspirin to help relive his pain. He's 60 pounds. I cannot get him to a vet until Monday.
I'm so sorry your dog is having problems. If you can isolate the pain to a certain area, sometimes ice/cold packs for 5 - 10 minutes several times daily will help with pain and/or inflammation. I would also recommend that you keep him pretty quiet today ... no running, jumping, or playing. It is quite alright to give a dog this size a whole buffered aspirin twice daily for a couple of days. A normal human aspirin is about 360mg. If this doesn't do the trick and have him moving better by tomorrow, I would definitely recommend that you take him in and have your veterinarian check him out. I hope things settle down for you guys really soon!!
LouA and 3 other Dog Specialists are ready to help you