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Should I give my small dog (20 lbs) a baby aspirin 81 mg He

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Should I give my small dog (20 lbs) a baby aspirin 81 mg? He has a raw spot on his tail, and may have been bitten It may also be an allergy,he has been scratching more
than usual. I do not drive at night and can't get to my Vet until morning.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Christian K. replied 7 years ago.


This is Dr. Christian. Welcome to JustAnswer. Does he take any other medications or have other medical conditions?

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
He takes no other medication and is in good health.
Expert:  Christian K. replied 7 years ago.
Great. Thank you. You can give 1 and 1/2 of the 81mg aspirin every 12 hours for pain. It can be given safely for 3-4 days before it can cause stomach upset. You can also try 25mg of benadryl every 12 hours for itching. It may make him sleepy. If you have more questions please let me know.
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