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Q. Dog. 18 kg. Fracture paw. Seen by vet. Is in pain. What can I give her. Vet gave antinflamitary. Vets closed for weekend.

A. The best option to add in with the anti inflammatory is an opiate such as tramadol. If you have some your dog could have 1/2 50mg tramadol, twice daily. Do not administer aspirin, Tylenol etc in addition to the anti inflammatory your vet prescribed. Additionally, and it may sound cruel, someone's it is good for them to feel a small amount of discomfort as it decreases their activity level.

Answered By
DR. JENNIFER LADD, DVM

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