Aspirin for dog - how much?

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  1. MissBandit

    MissBandit Senior Member+

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    How much Aspirin can I give to my large breed dog safely? (85 lb Boxer)
    I have read some conflicting information.
     






  2. Commanderkins

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    just so you know, small amounts can be exteremly harmful too your dog.(my friends older dog bled out from aspirin, which was recommended by her vet) but I am sorry I do not know what your pet's dosage should be??? hope she gets well what ever it is:(
     
  3. BornToRide

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    i was told by my vet they should only get 1 a day
    and thats all i give one of my dogs and she has hip displashea ( SP)
     
  4. MissBandit

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    I've read:
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    both on the same website. :confused:
    So far everything I have found has said to be dosed every 12 hrs.
     
  5. BornToRide

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    personally i would give my dog more then 1 a day. its some pretty strong stuff. whats the asprin for anways ? if you really arnt sure maybe call your vet. i know i have a shepard about the same weight and she gets 1 a day.
     
  6. Zypheir's Ring

    Zypheir's Ring Senior Member+

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    I would only give him baby asprin.
     
  7. MissBandit

    MissBandit Senior Member+

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    I do have to take him in, and I will but I just can't get him in until my husband has his days off b/c he can't jump up into the truck and with my broken knee I cannot lift him in/out. I want to give him some relief while he waits for the weekend.

    There is something going on with his back end. He looses control of his left hind. Sometimes taking an exagurated step and ending up with his foot folded over, not standing on the pad but with his foot actually folded.
    It isn't looking good. :(
     
  8. MissBandit

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    Yesterday I gave him one full adult tablet and it deffinitely made a difference. He looked brighter and ate all his food for the first time in weeks.
     
  9. BornToRide

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    well like i said before i would give him one asprin but it can not be the coated asprin and NEVER give dogs baby asprin there is something in it thats diffrent that effects them.
     
  10. MissBandit

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    ok I will stick with the one / day until we can get him in.
    Thanks.
     






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