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Q. My dog is sore from a long walk, can I give him an advil or asprin?

Answered By
ANGEL ALVARADO

A. NEVER give Advil to your dog. It is toxic and can result in severe kidney damage. Do not give any medications to your pet without the advice of your veterinarian. Restrict activity for a few days and adjust the length of the walks. Discuss proper pain management with your veterinarian.

Answered By
DAVID ELBEZE, DVM, MRCVS

A. Absolutely not! NEVER GIVE HUMAN PAINKILlERS TO A DOG! these are extremely toxic to dogs and can causes severe illness and death.

If he is just a little painful let him rest for a couple days, if he is too painful take him to the vet in order to get dog pain killers.


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