Aspirin for Dogs and Cats, What's the Dose

 Dogs can also die quite suddenly if they receive a toxic dose of aspirin.
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Aspirin should never be given to young pets. At any dose, it’s seriously toxic for dogs weighing less than 5 pounds. A small dosage is required, but no amount is actually recommended
Aspirin dosage for dogs
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We’ve ruled out baby aspirin as a sort of for dogs. You can, however, give low dose aspirin to reduce short-term pain. If your dog has a bruise, or some swelling, baby aspirin is often appropriate. Aspirin dosage for dogs
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Photo provided by FlickrThis Aspirin Dosage Chart for dogs will help make sure that you give your dog the correct, recommended, dose of Aspirin.
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Maggie- Aspirin has the same problems in dogsthat it has in people. It can cause gastrointestinal upsets and ulcersif the GI signs are ignored. It can cause renal failure if overdosed. Itcauses an increase in clotting time. This usually isn't a serious sideeffect but it does occur. Despite these shortcomings it has a lot of beneficialeffects and it is inexpensive. The currently recommended dosage of aspirinvaries a little from publication to publication but it is between 5 and15mg/lb every 12 hours. Since there is a range I usually pick the middleof it and go for about 10mg/lb every 12 hours. This works well and seemsto be pretty safe. That works out to an aspirin tablet per 32 pounds ofbody weight twice a day. I have to admit that I rarely advise giving morethan 2 aspirin twice a day despite the fact that some big dogs could obviouslytake more based on the per pound calculation.Aspirin may be used in dogs to reduce fever, as aspirin has an antipyretic effect. However, it is essential to give a low dose of aspirin only. Administered in high doses, aspirin may be poisonous.Thanks for the info . The dog is stiff but doesnot appear to be in pain, esp when the doorbell rings. What dose of aspirinis best and is enteric coated of any value in dogs? I have him on 325mg/dayright now . SteveBuffered aspirin is available in tablet form and the recommended dosage is 5 to 10 mg per pound of the dog's weight, administered every 8 to 12 hours. Some brand names of buffered aspirin that are available are Ascriptin, Bufferin, Palaprin, Aftercare, Arthricare, Bayer and Drs. Foster and Smith Buffered Canine Aspirin. The medication should be stored at room temperature and away from moisture.The dosage of aspirin for dogs is 10 mg/lb, given every 12 hours. It is extremely important to payattention to your dog's eating habits when administering aspirin. Dogshave no way to tell you their stomach is upset so you must watch for signsof this. If your dog stops eating while you are giving aspirin it is importantto stop giving the aspirin. If any signs of gastric ulcers develop (likeblood tinged vomiting or depression) it is important to stop the aspirin.It can be toxic if given in high doses of about 30 mg (milligram) per pound of the dog. This means that even a baby aspirin could be poisonous for dogs weighing two pounds or less. An adult aspirin, which is 320 mg, would be toxic for a 10-pound dog.