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 Dr. Michael Salkin Your Own Question
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 29793
Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
Type Your Dog Question Here...
Dr. Michael Salkin is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

What can I give my dog toothache until she sees vet she has a bad tooth in the front

Customer Question

What can I give my dog for a toothache until she sees vet she has a bad tooth in the front n she is in pain
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
Aspirin dosed at 10 mg/lb twice daily with food is safe and often suffices for tooth pain. Acetaminophen is a safe alternative dosed at 7 mg/lb thrice daily but its efficacy is circumspect. You must avoid ibuprofen and naproxen - both of which are toxic to dogs. Teething medications containing benzocaine available over the counter are reasonable as well but should be kept to a minimum as some dogs might react adversely to their ingestion. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.