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Q. Can't get Deramaxx until Monday. Dog needs it now. Anything OTC I can safely give him?

A. Aspirin is an option although not a good one. There is a risk for stomach ulcers and a reduction in clotting. Do you have any rimadyl (carprofen), meloxicam, or Previcox? All are other anti inflammatories that sometimes people have around in their dog pharmacy without knowing it.

Answered By
DR. JENNIFER LADD, DVM



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