Years ago, when we had our first lab, in the mid 80's , the vet suggested that we give our lab l aspirin a day for relief from stiffness due to arthiritis. Does anyone do this today? I thought I would try it as it did work back then. I talked to my vet about it about a year ago when I noticed the lab (10yrs then) was a bit stiff. The vet said to give her medcam instead but isn't is just then same thing in liquid? Also, it is very expensive vs the aspirin. We always gave it with food to prevent stomach problems. What do you think??
I googled the aspirin and dogs and found this article.
When Oona over does it at the park with the younger dogs I give her a couple of buffered asprin so as to not upset her stomach.
the vet told me to give Ernie the buffet asprin used for heart patients. It was good until his hips became worse.The vets now say Metacam is a better medication.
We have metacam in case Maddy gets stiff from her elbow dysplasia.
Depends on how stiff your dog is. Ascriptin (buffered asprin) is good to give once in a while. But like any other medication, it can have side effects. Do you give supplements? If not, try giving one Cosequin and one GlycoFlex per day and see if that helps. You can buy these at K-V vet catalog or Omaha Pet Vaccine.