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my dog has a wound and infection what can i give her for pain

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my dog has a wound and infection what can i give her for pain untill i can get to vet in morning
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Christian K. replied 8 years ago.


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  • How much does your dog weigh?
  • Does she have any medical conditions or is she on any medications?
  • How old is the wound?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.

dog is 20 lbs she is a dachshund (weinie dog)

no med conditions that i know of

wound is a couple of days old no more than 3


Expert:  Christian K. replied 8 years ago.
Ibuprofen and tylenol are not great pain medications in dogs and have too many side effects to be safe. I would recommend giving her 1 1/2 of the 81mg baby aspirin every 12 hours as needed for pain. It shouldn't be given for more than 3 days straight due to the possibility of stomach upset and ulcers. Keep the wound clean with warm water and you can apply triple antibiotic ointment 3 times daily. If you have more questions please let me know.
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