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Candy, Veterinary Technician
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Experience:  Practicing Veterinary Technician for 26 years.Former Veterinary Practice Owner, Technician Trainer
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dog: 14 year old..rear legs and hips..our local vet come to the house

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I have a 14 year old dog that has severe arthritis in the rear legs and hips , we are arranging to have our local vet come to the house next week and say goodbye to her . But for now since its a weekend and were rural I have some leftover oxycocet tablets from dental surgery , 5% oxy , 325 tylenol or similar I believe , can I give her half a tablet to help ease her pain ? I just dont want to cause her more stress and if this helps ease it for now so be it ??
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Candy replied 7 years ago.

I am so sorry this is happening to you and your family.


I understand your wanting to keep her comfortable ,poor girl.

I would not use the oxycocet as some human narcotics can have the opposite effects and we do not want her to be come hyper or overly excited, the tylenol is also toxic.


What you can use is aspirin, this will provide better pain relief and help with inflammation. This is only recommended for short term use as this too can have serious health risks if given for to long. Unfortunatly I do not think that you have to worry about that in your case. This can cause stomach upset so try to give with food.


Here is a link to the recommend aspirin dosage for your baby.



Again I am so sorry, may your mind be filled with happy memories and your heart full of love she has wrapped her tail around your heart and for that she will never be forgotten.


Please reply back if there is anything else I can help with.


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