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    Exclamation Can you a dog advil or aleve?

    Someone i know came up to me with a question the other day and you know I've never really thought about it. Can you give a dog advil or aleve? She has a dog with severe arthritis and the pain pills the vet prescribed just make her fall asleep but they really do work and she just wants her old dog back
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    Re: Can you a dog advil or aleve?

    No NO NO! You can usually give a buffered aspirin but you should always check with your vet before giving any medications. Not all dogs will react the same either so be very careful in giving anything.


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    Re: Can you a dog advil or aleve?

    God no. Your friend just has to understand that she no longer has her "old dog" she has a dog that has a medical issue and be concerned with keeping her in the least amount of pain and the most comfortable.

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    Re: Can you a dog advil or aleve?

    For joint issues, FlexPet may be a good alternative. I've heard positive things about it.

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    Re: Can you a dog advil or aleve?

    Excuse me but that is the whole reason she wants to know the answer to this question and she wouldnt of done it if i were to tell her i did reaserch and not to
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    Re: Can you a dog advil or aleve?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bo and Bindi View Post
    Excuse me but that is the whole reason she wants to know the answer to this question and she wouldnt of done it if i were to tell her i did reaserch and not to
    Uh, excuse ME, but I wasn't be rude in any way. You said she had vet prescribed pain pills that WORKED but wanted to give her something else because she just slept all the time and wanted her old dog back.

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    Re: Can you a dog advil or aleve?

    Ibuprophen can kill a dog.
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    Re: Can you a dog advil or aleve?

    Quote Originally Posted by spotted nikes View Post
    Ibuprophen can kill a dog.
    In high doses or if you use it regularly for longer than three weeks. It's not the best choice for a chronic issue like arthritis, no.

    Vet aspirin can also be a good alternative.
    Last edited by Pai; 03-21-2009 at 06:59 PM.

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