Just want to double check before I give Cooper an Aspirin - they are safe for dogs, correct? I believe they are but want to make sure.
Cooper has pulled a muscle again, likely from overdoing it in the snow today during our walk. We were out for 2 hrs and he ran/plowed thru the snow non-stop. Tonight he is very slow moving, is hesitant to shake and just seems at a loss as to where to lay down. I think he has moved about 4 times in 15 minutes to various locations. He is now back in his crate for the second time, I guess that's the spot he likes the best.
Breaks my heart to see my boy walking around like hunched up old man. Everytime he lays down, he groans. No walkies tomorrow, I am prescribing bed rest!
If someone can comment on the Aspirin thing, I would appreciate it....and so would Cooper.
Have baby asprin here for Sammi, just no tylenol!
I gave Kona a buffered aspirin when he was recovering from ACL surgery when he seemed sore or in pain ....... 81mg.
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Linda, Kona and Bo
It is, found this on the net. http://www.school-for-champions.com/...th/aspirin.htm
Note:ETA: the author of that article suggests grinding it up and mixing it into yogurt or something so as not to irritate the stomach lining too much.It can be toxic if given in high doses of about 30 mg per pound of the dog
Baloo - 5 year old black lab
Peanut - 7 year old minpin
Monster - 3-ish year old frenchie/jack, rescue
Okay, thanks very much for the quick responses. I think I'm good to go. Will do this and see how he is tomorrow. I had him at the vet the first time this happened and $600 later, I was still none the wiser as to what the problem really was i.e. muscle pull or spine ailment.
My son's Lab, Newman has arthritis, and he gives him aspirin prepped for dogs. I don't know what they have in that pill, but Newman takes them like they are a treat. Costs a bit more, but you don't use them that often. Petco and Petsmart has them.
Hershey Kisses, In charge of getting Ed out to the dog park so that he gets some exercise.
Definately yes Bev, my last black lab Jake had terrible arthritis as he got older and the vet prescribed 0.5 an adult aspirin twice a day to help with pain. It seemed to do the trick for him and like you say, as long as it's safe it's a darn site cheaper than vet's prices.
Hope Cooper is feeling a bit better today-
"some days you are the dog, some days you are the tree!"
Kate mom to Jed Jasmine and Joelly
How old is Cooper?
I use Ascriptin which is aspirin and maalox together. I also always give it with food. Don't use coated aspirin as the dog's digestive system is too short to break down the coating and therefore doesn't get the aspirin inside.
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