Is Panadol Alright To Give To A Dog?

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NO - Please read on and you will understand why.
 
Pain relievers, or analgesics, are not designed for use by dogs and a minimal human dose can poison a pet. Dogs do not utilize and tolerate drugs in the same way people do and human drugs should NEVER be assumed to be safe for animals. ACETAMINOPHEN which includes "Panadol" and "Paracetamol" and is, of course, the human over-the-counter analgesic medicine used to relieve pain..after the pills are taken, the ingredients are broken down in the body by enzymes in the liver. In people, Panadol and Paracetamol and any other Analgesics are generally a safe and a very useful painkiller. Dogs (particularly small dogs) are susceptible to significant tissue damage from as little as two regular strength Panadol or Paracetamol and repeated doses increase the risk significantly. Signs develop quickly and can include salivation, vomiting, weakness and abdominal pain. Due to the significant toxicity to pets in relatively minimal dosages, the recommendation is clear - Panadol, Paracetamol or any Analgesics should not be given to dogs. Other,safer, drugs are available for pain relief; talk to your veterinarian about your own pet's specific needs.
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Research evidence suggests that it is not alright to administer panadol to a dog because this by far can thin dog's blood to quite bad levels and can result in death if the situation is not reversed as soon as possible. If you are worried about anything regarding your dog, please do not hesitate to contact the vet who will give you the best option. Hope this can help. Best of luck.
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ray of light answered
The panadol and aspirin are not recommended for dogs and cats because it causes sever side effects like, gastrointestinal upsets, ulcers, diarrhea and vomiting. There are some other pain killers available which can be used in dogs. I advise you to visit the Vit to get prescription for ear infection and pain killer.

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