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My Chihuahua wont let me touch bis back leg he growls at me

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My Chihuahua wont let me touch bis back leg he growls at me cant jump up anymore what can o give him for pain
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?
Customer: He wont let me hr tries to attack me
JA: What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Born Sept 2009 bis name is Scooter
JA: How old is Scooter?
Customer: 7 years old
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Scooter?
Customer: No he is sometimes good and in an instant he looks at u from the corner of his eye and will attack for mo reason
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 1 year ago.

Hi, this is Dr. Gabby.

The only over the counter pain medication you can give dogs is aspirin. It has to be aspirin and no substitutes.

The usual dose is 5-10 mg of aspirin per each pound of dog every 12 hours as needed.

For example a 5 pound dog would take 25-50 mg of aspirin every 12 hours.

Give it with a meal to help prevent gastrointestinal upset.

If you do not see an improvement in 2-3 days of use he should see a vet as he may need something stronger or a different type of medication or treatment.

Does that help? Do you have any additional questions?