Asprin for a pain reliever (Bayer) or something like that.
Does anyone know what is good to give a bully for pain? My bully's right hip seems to be bothering her again. Had her to the vet before and they say it's ok and does not need surgery. They gave me something for her to help with the pain. Is there something over the counter you can give them?
Asprin for a pain reliever (Bayer) or something like that.
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Hi, I don't have any experience with pain meds for dogs, other than what the vet gave my guys after their spay and neuter surgeries, and Blossoms cherry eye surgeries, but I did look up information on aspirin for you, and copied it below, it seems like it's safe to give a dog aspirin, or even better children's aspirin, and it should be coated. However it says it is not safe to give Tylenol to a dog. Having said that, it's always a safe bet to double check and ask your vets advice as to how much aspirin and how often. I hope your baby feels better soon.
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If your veterinarian has diagnosed your dog with degenrative joint disease or osteoarthritis, the pet will need periodic medication to relieve the pain and swelling associated with the disease. When reviewing possible pain medications, consider pet aspirin or low does of aspirin for human consumption.
What does aspirin do for dogs?
Since aspirin is an anti-inflammatory medication it reduces swelling and joint pain in the pet's knees, hips and other joints. A reduction in pain leads to more restful, recooperative sleep and less restricted mobility.
Although your pet may seem to feel like its old self after a few rounds of aspirin, don't let it get over exhausted. A rowdy play session or extended outing may be greeted with an increase in pain and swelling the next day.
What kind of aspirin can I give my dog?
Veterinarian clinics and large pet retail stores offer pet-specific aspirin. These over the counter medications have weight-based dosage instructions on the package label.
Dogs can safely consume uncoated tablets or powdered buffered aspirin labeled for human consumption. Twice a day a 60 to 80 lb. pet can have a 5-grain (325mg) aspirin pill or powdered equivalent. Dosages should be spaced 12 hours apart for maximum relief.
Administering the Medication
Feed the pet a small amount of food with the medication to reduce possible stomach upset. Pets that receive medication frequently may start to refuse their dosages. Trick the pet by mixing powdered aspirin in moist dog food or wrapping an aspirin tablet in a small piece of lunch meat.
If the pet has bloody stools, refuses to eat or vomits after taking aspirin, contact your veterinarian immediately. Aspirin can cause ulcers.
Making Aspirin More Effective
Combining gentle exercise -- a slow walk, not a run in the park -- with aspirin can improve an arthritic dog's enjoyment for life. Exercise helps the pet maintain a healthy weight, which puts less strain on his joints, according to the Placerville Veterinary Clinic in California.
Don't Administer Other Anti-inflammatory Drugs
While buffered aspirin is safe for dogs, other anti-inflammatory medications can make a pet seriously ill. Never give a dog naproxen, ibuprofen or acetaminophen. These pain relievers are toxic to dogs.
Deciding When to Treat Your Dog's Pain with Over-the-Counter Drugs
Aspirin can provide temporary or long-term relief of pain and inflammation for dogs suffering from injury, or from more chronic conditions like arthritis. While even over-the-counter drugs like aspirin can have side effects, prescription drugs for pain relief often have more serious side effects, especially when used in the long term. Over-the-counter drugs like aspirin can also be cheaper to administer.
If you and your vet agree that your dog's pain is mild to moderate, aspirin may well be sufficient to relief it. Dogs in the early stages of arthritis often benefit most from the use of aspirin as a pain medication, but dogs suffering from minor muscle injury, joint sprains or other similar conditions may also benefit from the pain relief aspirin can provide. Aspirin can allow you to manage your dog's pain and keep him comfortable, while delaying the need for prescription pain medications, and the onset of their often serious side effects.
Over-the-Counter Pain Medication for Dogs Dosages and Precautions
Aspirin can be safely administered to dogs in doses of five to ten milligrams per pound of body weight. Start your dog on the lowest dose, and, if it effectively relieves his pain symptoms, stick with that dose until such time as his pain worsens and he requires a higher dose. If the lowest dose doesn't relieve your dog's pain right away, continue raising the dose slightly until you reach a dose that can provide the pain relief he needs. Don't go over 10 mg per pound of body weight, however, since this could be dangerous; if 10 mg per pound isn't enough to relieve your dog's pain, then he will need a prescription-strength drug.
Always administer aspirin to your dog at mealtimes. Aspirin can give your dog a stomachache, and can even make him vomit. Giving the aspirin with food can prevent this unpleasant side effect.
Some dogs shouldn't use aspirin as a pain medication, including dogs who have just had surgery. Dogs who are experiencing excessive bleeding or bruising shouldn't take aspirin, either. Dogs with bleeding disorders will need another pain medication to manage their symptoms.
Side effects of aspirin in dogs can include:
damage to the liver and kidneys
Read more: Over the Counter Pain Medication for Dogs - VetInfo
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Thank you everyone for the wonderful advice. If the aspirin doesn't help, a trip to her vet to see what they think.
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yep.. thats what my porkchop gets a low dose aspirin when her hips hurts.. its usually ok but if she runs and plays to much she will be paying for it the next day..
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Ive always given my dogs cod liver oil. My GS 8yrs still jumped 6ft fences. I swear by it and so did all my dogs. GS are also known for hip issues. Nyala takes a capsule 3x a week because she also takes coconut oil in between. Both oils are fantastic for dogs n humans
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