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How much aspirin can I give my dog for tooth pain? Thanks.
brandnewcool posted:
I have a dog who is elderly and losing his teeth. I can't afford the prices at my local vets office for dental work. I am hoping to lessen his pain with aspirin. How much can he have at one time? thanks.
Byroney_WebMD_Staff responded:
Welcome brandnewcool. I am sorry to hear about your dog's tooth pain.

To answer your aspirin question, this article on Dog Pain Medications says, "Buffered or enteric-coated aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) is an over-the-counter analgesic that is reasonably safe for a short time for home veterinary care in the recommended dosage for dogs."

However, aspirin will not treat infection, gum disease, or anything else going on in your dog's mouth. I would encourage you to check into other options for vet care. Your local humane society, shelter, animal aid, rescue group, vet college, etc. may have more budget-friendly options.

Update us on your dog when you have a chance,

Every dog has his day - but the nights are reserved for the cats ~ Unknown
brandnewcool replied to Byroney_WebMD_Staff's response:
Thank you. I will take your advance.
carolyn05 replied to Byroney_WebMD_Staff's response:
how much aspirin can I safely give my 11 lb dog within a 24 hr period?


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