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    Quote Originally Posted by love jelly View Post
    THANK YOU so much for that information....I'm giving her low dose 81 mg. now, I don't have any adult aspirin in the house I'll need to go to the pharmacy and check the mg. in a regular adult aspirin. This is what I worried about, not knowing if I was doing something that could cause another immediate problem. She's doing so much better, I'm so thankful! She is one pampered bulldog. She goes to the doggie spa every Friday for her Benzoyl peroxide bath which really helps with skin issues, everyone there LOVES her, they're all so happy that she's doing so much better!! They call her the greeter! Every time someone comes in the door she goes right over to greet them, none of the dogs are in crates, they are free to play and sleep next to each other, it's a great place, she loves it!
    Aww... You just keep spoiling that baby!!! Lol we would love to see more pics of her!!!


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    That is so great to hear, I'm glad your boxer is doing well. I have to wonder why the vet didn't suggest trying this? Like your pup, Jelly is like a new dog, still an old lady, but I wouldn't even THINK about putting her to sleep now, it's like night and day! Thank God I tried this!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ddnene View Post
    Aww... You just keep spoiling that baby!!! Lol we would love to see more pics of her!!!


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    I just tried to upload a couple pics, but didn't have any luck...I'll try tomorrow. I'd love to share her pics!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by love jelly View Post
    That is so great to hear, I'm glad your boxer is doing well. I have to wonder why the vet didn't suggest trying this? Like your pup, Jelly is like a new dog, still an old lady, but I wouldn't even THINK about putting her to sleep now, it's like night and day! Thank God I tried this!!!
    My vet didn't suggest it either, I found out about it on here EBN!!! I'm so glad you found something that works for Jelly...


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    Quote Originally Posted by ddnene View Post
    My vet didn't suggest it either, I found out about it on here EBN!!! I'm so glad you found something that works for Jelly...


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    So sad to think we almost had her put to sleep!
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    Quote Originally Posted by love jelly View Post
    So sad to think we almost had her put to sleep!
    I think that most people would have done the same, you had the ingenuity to try something new and that's what matters most.

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    When I adopted Mickey - 9-11 years old - the adoption mom had him on Animal Naturals Joint Strong. It is a powder that you put on their food. I have been giving it to him since November and he is doing great with it. When I first got him he could not even squat down to go through my dog door - now he has no problem doing it. It does not seem to upset his stomach either. He was a stray before he was rescued so we do not know exactly how old he really is. The vet figures closer to 10/11 than 9. He walks a little stiff, but I believe that is because he might have gotten hit while he was a stray and that was the way it healed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by love jelly View Post
    So sad to think we almost had her put to sleep!

    GOD bless you & dear Jelly...Vets & human Doctors do not know everything, also,
    fear of lawsuits stops them from offering alternatives or suggesting other treatments.

    Make sure to give NON COATED ASPIRIN as dogs do not break down or absorb the
    coated type.

    Sounds like you've done a wonderful job w/Jelly to make it to 11 years~Congratulations!

    Welcome to EBN, let us know how Jelly continues to do on her regime, GOD bless y'all (t)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Vikinggirl View Post
    Aspirin Dosage for Dogs
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    By Kelly Roper
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    Aspirin can be used to treat dogs that are in pain, but it's important to understand the correct dosage for your individual dog, as well as the possible effects it can have on your pet.






    The following dosage guidelines are provided for informational purposes only, and are not meant to replace professional veterinary consultation and care. Consult your vet directly to determine if administering aspirin is the right treatment for your pet and confirm the correct dosage based on your dog's exact weight.


    According to WalkerValleyVet.com, you can give your dog apirin once or twice a day to relieve pain and/or inflammation, and you should always give it with food. The basic aspirin dosage for dogs is based on a dog's weight, as follows.


    Weight Basic Dosage
    Aspirin Dosage Chart for Dogs


    Under 10 pounds 1/2 baby aspirin
    10 to 30 pounds 1 baby aspirin
    30 to 50 pounds 1/2 adult aspirin
    50 to 100 pounds 1 adult aspirin
    100 pounds or more 2 adult aspirins
    Side Effects of Aspirin Usage


    While aspirin can be effective and is readily available, there are some drawbacks to using this particular pain reliever for your pet. According to VetInfo.com, there are possible adverse side effects, as well as reasons aspirin use is not advisable in some circumstances.


    Stomach upset - Aspirin can upset a dog's stomach, which can interfere with the ultimate goal of relieving your dog's pain. Adult aspirin comes coated and non-coated. Coated aspirin is usually a little easier on a dog's stomach, especially if your vet advises you to give repeated doses.


    Stomach ulcers - Long-term usage could lead to stomach ulcers. Watch for dark, tar-like blood in your dog's stools since this is usually a strong indication his stomach has been bleeding.


    Blood thinning - Aspirin does thin the blood, which can lead to excessive bleeding if your dog is injured or undergoes surgery while on the medication. It should never be administered to a dog with Von Willebrand's Disease or pregnant or nursing dogs.


    Kidney damage - Aspirin should never be given to a dog that already has kidney disease. In otherwise healthy dogs, watch for signs such as increased or decreased thirst, and well as changes in appetite and onset of vomiting, since these signs are often associated with kidney problems




    Overdose Is Possible


    Giving your dog too much aspirin can produce serious complications that require emergency care. According to PetMD.com and VetInfo.com, signs of an overdose can include:


    Lethargy/weakness
    Anxious or depressed behavior
    Loss of appetite
    Loss of coordination
    Vomiting (Usually blood)
    Diarrhea
    Pale gums (Sign of possible shock)
    Intestinal hemorrhage
    Rapid breathing/panting
    Seizures
    Loss of consciousness
    Dogs can also die quite suddenly if they receive a toxic dose of aspirin.


    Tips for Giving Aspirin


    If your vet advises you to use this medication for your dog, the next step is administering the dose your vet has advised. There are several ways to do this.


    Place the pill on the back of your dog's tongue and stroke his throat to encourage him to swallow.
    Place the pill inside a special, digestible "pill pocket" routinely used to give dogs medication.
    Insert the pill inside a tempting food like a piece of hot dog, or wrap it in a piece of bread and feed it to your dog.


    A Final Caution


    In order to avoid drug interactions that could cause harm, aspirin should not be given to a dog that is on any other medications unless it is done so under the direct supervision of a veterinarian. Ask your vet about alternative pain medications so you can make an informed decision about the best treatment for your pet.
    I checked the dosage of the adult aspirin, it is 325 MG....what I'm giving Jelly now is low dose 81mg....2 in the AM and 2 in the PM....I decided to keep doing that rather than giving her one pill in the AM and possibly having the effects wear off... 4 x 81= 324mg....so I think I'm good! Thanks for this information! I so appreciate ALL the comments and suggestions...my best to all of you with your beloved bullies!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Annie1991 View Post
    When I adopted Mickey - 9-11 years old - the adoption mom had him on Animal Naturals Joint Strong. It is a powder that you put on their food. I have been giving it to him since November and he is doing great with it. When I first got him he could not even squat down to go through my dog door - now he has no problem doing it. It does not seem to upset his stomach either. He was a stray before he was rescued so we do not know exactly how old he really is. The vet figures closer to 10/11 than 9. He walks a little stiff, but I believe that is because he might have gotten hit while he was a stray and that was the way it healed.
    Where do you get that? I might like to try that. So glad he's doing better for you!! It's so sad to see them unable to move freely.
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    [QUOTE=Texas Carol;460524]
    GOD bless you & dear Jelly...Vets & human Doctors do not know everything, also,
    fear of lawsuits stops them from offering alternatives or suggesting other treatments.

    Make sure to give NON COATED ASPIRIN as dogs do not break down or absorb the
    coated type.

    Sounds like you've done a wonderful job w/Jelly to make it to 11 years~Congratulations!

    Welcome to EBN, let us know how Jelly continues to do on her regime, GOD bless y'all (t)
    [/QUOT

    In another post I was advised to give coated aspirin....hmmmm....did your vet tell you non coated? I agree Doc's don't know everything CLEARLY!!! I've spent so much money on rx's for Jelly in the past year and nothing really helped...out of desperation I tried OTC and she's doing SO WELL!!!!
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    Happy that Jelly can have MORE GOOD time! The good time is what counts!! I wouldn't change a thing! Hugs to you and Jelly,lucky girl!
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