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  •  Aspirin may not be safe for dogs (9+ / 0-)

    My vet advised me to use Ascriptin which is aspirin buffered with Maalox. But, a vet should be consulted before giving any Analgesic. Blood work should be performed before giving the pain medication and every six months or so to insure that the animal isn't suffering from liver damage.

    Assuming the problem is arthritis, the right nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) might make a big difference, but you will need a prescription from your vet.

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    by Mr Robert on Sun May 05, 2013 at 09:19:02 AM PDT

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    •  do NOT give tylenol or any type of nsaid - (0+ / 0-)

      many cause immediate and deadly liver failure.

      aspirin - ascriptin - is what works for pain relief - my vet and every vet i've used over the years has recommended with food to ease arthritis pain in older pups.

      i've known several people devastated when they lost their beloved pets due to giving typlenol thinking they were helping.

      while tylenol is not an nsaid - the danger of making the wrong choice.  generic tylenol, acetomeniphen, is often confused with aspirin - that is a fatal mistake!

      for the pups nearing the bridge, costly blood work won't change that, neither will prescription drugs.  aspirin works.  ask any old school vet.

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      by edrie on Mon May 06, 2013 at 05:53:27 AM PDT

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