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Hi Joan, My dog is just under 20 lbs. How much plain aspirin

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Hi Joan, My dog is just under 20 lbs. How much plain aspirin would I give him? Also, can you give an example of the name brand of aspirin I should buy? Thanks in advance.
Hello! My name is XXXXX XXXXX it will be my pleasure to help you with your dog today.

As a general rule, a 20 pound dog could have 1 baby aspirin (make sure it's always only aspirin...products that contain ibuprofen, acetaminophen or naproxen sodium can be toxic in dogs, even in very small doses) once or twice a day with food to avoid upsetting the stomach.

Most baby aspirins are 81mg, so you can also use the low dose adult aspirin if that's what you have on hand.

You can read more about over-the-counter medications and dogs here:

I hope this helps.
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