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My dog has medicine for arthritis, but got two days I have

Customer Question

My dog has medicine for arthritis , but got two days I have been unable to find it , is it safe to give him ibrofen x1 he is about 32 kilos weight
JA: The Vet will know if the dog can have that. Have you spoken to a vet about arthritis yet?
Customer: yet he had meds
JA: What's the dog's name and age?
Customer: Dexter eight years old
JA: Is there anything else the Vet should know?
Customer: no
Submitted: 19 days ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 19 days ago.

Hello, you are through to Dr Linda, a UK based vet.

I appreciate your desire to help Dexter, but NO this is not an appropriate medicine.

Ibuprofen should never be given as it can be toxic, even at relatively low doses.

It is important he receives his regular canine specific medicine.

Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 19 days ago.

Ibuprofen can cause signs such as vomiting, gastric ulcer and kidney disease. Even small amounts can be dangerous and it is available in high mg strength tablets which are tricky to divide.

It is best to call your vet to ask for a repeat prescription of his regular medicine.

I hope this helps and please let me know if you have any further questions.

Take care!

Customer: replied 19 days ago.
Thankyou
Expert:  Dr L Simmon replied 19 days ago.

No problem at all and all the best to Dexter.