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Will Aspirin Hurt My Dog?

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Aspirin can be used in dogs with chronic pain or inflammation, however it must be used with some care, and it should not be used long term without a veterinarian’s direction.  Aspirin can cause stomach irritation and should always be given with food.  Aspirin is used to relieve fever and pain, especially joint pain.  Aspirin is mostly used short term in these cases.  There are better anti-inflammatories available for long term use.   It should not be used in puppies or in cats.  The dose rate is 10-20mg/kg body weight in a 12 hour period (5-10mg/pound).  Start at the lower end of the dose range and only increase if there is no improvement.  Do not dose over this range. If you see any signs like vomiting, or blood tinged vomit, you should seek veterinary care as soon as possible.  You should be aware that Aspirin is only relieving the pain short term and the cause of the pain should be investigated in order to resolve the problem long term.


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Aspirin can be given at a dose of 10-20 milligrams per kilogram of body weight by mouth twice daily.  Aspirin is ok for short term use in healthy dogs.  It is more likely to cause gastrointestinal problems--irritation and ulcers--than the non-steroidal anti-inflammatories formulated for dogs.  It is also important that the liver and kidneys are functioning normally before giving aspirin. 
It would be best to have the foot examined by a veterinarian to make sure aspirin is even an appropriate way to treat this problem and that your dog is healthy enough for this medication.
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It is a very good for dogs to have asprin when they have fevers and pain asprin is the best thimg for them along with childrens benadryl if they get bit by a spider or any insects if the dog eats more then 3 or 4 asprin make sure to give lots of water and if the dog can not get up you should go to the vet because of a dog o.d. ... Are you very sure that it was not tylenol,advil, because that will kill them asprin is the only safe thimg for them...
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I agree with the previous answer.  However, if you dog has any health problems you may want to ask the vet first because aspirin is a blood thinner and can cause some problems.  Good luck.
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No my dog die over dosage if you don,t know dosage take to a vet
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We used aspirin for our dog's pain, he always was into something... I think he had 9 lives, anyways he lived for 21 years and he was a small dog.  But, remember, aspirin does not treat the problem!!!
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I have a chihuahua and she it small. My lil girl dropped her chewable aspirin on the floor n said mimzy ate it. I gave her bread and she acts fine what should I do to help her or do you thing she is okay because it was for kids.
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They could die from poisoning so you should call your vet immediately. Even if they seem okay right then even a week later you could see signs that they are poisoned though by then a lot of damage is often done internally. Nothing like that should ever be given without being prescribed by your veterinarian (and in the exact dosage with monitoring for signs of toxicity) and is a common cause of death in our pets as our meds are toxic to them.

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We give baby asprin to our dogs sometimes but not in large doses. You should be careful not to OD your dog and remember that the medication was not made for your dog and if something unussaul happens you should seek professional attention.
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My dog as got a swelling inside his ear not on the flap could I give him something to relieve the pain

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