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    advil?

    i was just wondering if advil can be harmful to dogs. i've given my dog advil before for arthritis, and it helps, but i wanted to make sure that it won't harm him with long time use. any advice?

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    Re: advil?

    It's my understanding, and I could be wrong, but tylenol and advil are not good for dogs. Children's aspirin because it's a smaller doseage, is a better option.

    I'm sure others here will be able to tell you why or why not.

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    You should not be administering any human medicine without consulting with your vet first.



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    Re: advil?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dakota Spirit View Post
    You should not be administering any human medicine without consulting with your vet first.
    I agree. I have also heard Advil was bad news. My vet did tell me I could give a Buffered Aspirin. That said, The vet will be able to give you meds for your dog that will work a whole lot better and be safer for him.


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    Re: advil?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dakota Spirit View Post
    You should not be administering any human medicine without consulting with your vet first.
    Sorry, I forgot to add that part.

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    Re: advil?

    Advil, which is ibuprofen, is DEADLY to dogs. It causes kidney failure. Never, ever, ever give it to a dog.

    If your dog has arthritis, consult your vet on a SAFE anti-inflamatory for him.

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    Re: advil?

    Quote Originally Posted by Renoman View Post
    Sorry, I forgot to add that part.
    Lol, that wasn't really targeted at you Reno We posted at the same time, otherwise I probably would have worded my comment differently had I read your's first.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Dakota Spirit View Post
    Lol, that wasn't really targeted at you Reno We posted at the same time, otherwise I probably would have worded my comment differently had I read your's first.
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    Re: advil?

    What Lorina said...NEVER give tylenol or advil to dogs...it can be deadly.

    You can give buffered aspirin, but I would still talk to a vet first. They will probably be able to prescribe something that is actually for dogs.

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    Re: advil?

    heard the same, a death sentence for dogs.

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    Re: advil?

    Yeah Advil and the like isn't good for dogs, or humans either to be honest. It can cause ulcers in the stomach in humans, I can't imagine the detrimental effects it could cause on a dog. My vet says that buffered aspirin is ok, but childrens aspirin is a different story. Older children are not supposed to be given things like infants aspirin because it is very easy to misjudge the amount to give by the package, especially the liquid. Also the liquid has a higher concentrate of drug in it, in consideration for teething children or high fevers.
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    Re: advil?

    thank you for the information. i'll discontinue it immediately.

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    Re: advil?

    If your dog has arthritis pain, there are doggy NSAIDS your vet can prescribe. Our dogs have done really well on Rimadyl in the past, but you'll want to discuss all your options with the vet.

    No to tylenol or advil. Asprin is OK, but your vet is going to be the best person to tell you what will be most effective for your particular pet.
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    Re: advil?

    Quote Originally Posted by lovemygreys View Post
    If your dog has arthritis pain, there are doggy NSAIDS your vet can prescribe. Our dogs have done really well on Rimadyl in the past, but you'll want to discuss all your options with the vet.

    No to tylenol or advil. Asprin is OK, but your vet is going to be the best person to tell you what will be most effective for your particular pet.
    Befor Daisy dropped a few pounds, she was having some pain in her hips. Vet told us to give her baby aspirin, and it seemed to help quite a bit.

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    Re: advil?

    HEllo, my dog has some issues with Arthritis, my vet told me about an over the counter medicine called K-9 Asprin by Nutri Vet. I googled it before I bought it, and it sounded pretty good, so I bought it at the local pet store for around $10.00 you have to read the dosage chart though. It has made a world of difference with Emma. I call it the miracle pill for dogs. Look up Nutri-Vet K-9 Asprine on the net.

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    You can also give dog Glucosamine and that can be purchased at any drug store over the counter. I asked the vet how much first. I also give my dogs the one that comes with fish oil and it keep their coat nice.

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