Question by Mary Katherine: What do I give my dog for arthritis pain?
My dog is twelve years old and about sixty-five pounds. He has arthritis pain in his legs. My family is wondering what to give him and how much. We’re looking for an over the counter remedies though. Thanks everyone.
Answer by oregano13
There is NO over the counter human medication that is safe for dogs long-term. Aleve, Tylenol, and Ibuprofen are toxic to dogs, and Aspirin can cause stomach damage if used in an incorrect dosage, OR used in a proper dosage for very long at all. Your vet can prescribe something like Deramaxx or Rimadyl. They are not very expensive and your dog’s organ function needs to be tested at his age before any painkiller is given.
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