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my dog is holding his tail down and it seems to have a kink

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my dog is holding his tail down and it seems to have a kink in it. he cannot settle down. what can I give him til I can get him to a vet tomorrow?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 3 years ago.

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Welcome! I am Dr. Altman, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your questions.

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I am glad you asked prior to administering any over the counter medicaiton

Dr. Altman :

The only safe over the counter pain medication is aspirin

Dr. Altman :
An aspirin dose for dogs is 5 mg/ pound every 12 hours with food

Please let your veterinarian know that you have administered aspirin if you take your pet into the office because it will effect what medications would be dispensed since aspirin requires a “washout period” of 48+ hours prior to changing to another non steroidal such as rimadyl, metacam, previcox.

Administer aspirin with food and if you note any reduced appetite, vomiting, diarrhea with administration then please discontinue its use.
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