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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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I have taken my 12 year old male dog walk and he is still

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I have taken my 12 year old male dog for a walk and he is still panting and shaking after an hour of been home
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Jason, does Scamp have a history of geriatric osteoarthritis - difficulty rising from a prone position and/or jumping up or down? Was today's walk longer or more strenuous than Scamp's usual walk? It would reasonable to see how aspirin dosed at 20 mg/kg with food every 12 hours affects Scamp. Paracetimol dosed at 15 mg/kg thrice daily is OK but it isn't antiinflammatory as is aspirin. You must avoid the toxic ibuprofen and naproxen.