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Dog emergency

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by mjdtexan, Mar 28, 2009.

  1. mjdtexan

    mjdtexan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 30, 2008
    Houston(ish)
    Our dog, we dont know what kind of dog she is, shes like a collie/Irish Setter mix, is in pain, she is limping and she is carrying her neck and head funny. The vet is closed until Monday. She is in pain. Can she have asprin? She weighs 35 to 40 pounds. Please let me know, she is in pain and I dont know what is causing it.
     
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  2. onthespot

    onthespot Deluxe Dozens

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    can she have access to be hit by a car, or kicked by a horse? Aspirin does inhibit clotting, so if she is bleeding internally could cause more bleeding. I think tylenol is poisonous to dogs too. I know I am not much help.

    I just googled for you and found this link. Hope it helps. Hope your dog feels better soon.
    http://www.fda.gov/fdac/features/2006/506_nsaid.html
     
  3. Widget

    Widget Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most dogs can have aspirin. I believe the dose is 10mg/lb and can be given every 12 hours. Just like in humans it can cause issues with the stomach so it depends on what the problem is as to whether or not the dog should have it.
     
  4. hensdeliverthegoods

    hensdeliverthegoods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DON'T give her any aspirin or other pain reliever!! It can inhibit the actions of many live-saving meds. I work at a vet, and have seen several cases where owners gave aspirin and because of that we couldn't give important meds. Simply take her to the emergency vet as soon as posssible. Best of luck to you and your dog!
     
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  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    When any of my dogs are having issues with their ears they carry their head funny. Have you looked at her ears at all?
     
  6. mjdtexan

    mjdtexan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 30, 2008
    Houston(ish)
    I will hold off on giving her asprin, I hate to see her in pain, no it is impossible for her to have been hit by a car, she is on 5 fenced in acres. Her ears seem to be ok, her neck is swollen and she is limping.
     
  7. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    I used to give my old bulldog asprin daily on the vets recommendation.... If you do, make sure the vet knows you did. Also remember to lessen the dose according to the dogs weight. If a full grown human takes 2, then a 50 lb dog would get a half an asprin.
     
  8. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    ooh poor thing! [​IMG] could she have gotten bit by a snake or something??
     
  9. Kansaseq

    Kansaseq Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum

    Feb 12, 2009
    NE Kansas
    I have to agree with Hensdeliverthegoods about not giving anything. It's possible your dog has a herniated disc, which can be very serious. The best and safest thing is to get your dog to an emergency vet asap. These things can get worse very quickly and in worst case scenario, lead to paralysis. I'm a RVT for an ER clinic and we see it a lot. Please seek medical help for your pup.
     
  10. mjdtexan

    mjdtexan Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 30, 2008
    Houston(ish)
    We are going to seek help for Amber in the morning. She is laying down now, she has eaten which is a change, we did not give her asprin (due to the lady who works at vet who posted here). I think she is snake bit. She likes to harrass them.

    Thank each and every one of You who responded and were concerned. This is why this is my home forum/page.
     

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