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Aspirin for Dogs: Don’t Take 2 and Call me in the Morning

You can carefully give aspirin to your dog, but it’s best to consult your veterinarian first. Keep in mind that there are alternative pain relievers.

Aspirin is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) and many veterinarians say it’s OK for dogs as long as a short-term remedy. Long-term use can has serious side-effects, including the risk of bleeding.

Coated aspirin is easiest on a dog’s stomach and it’s best to give the pills to your dog with food.

Never give aspirin to a puppy. Consult your veterinarian about how much aspirin you can safely give your dog. 

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