Can I give aspirin to a dog?

Aspirin (or acetylsalicylic acid) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. Can I give aspirin to dogs? Veterinarians answer this question in the affirmative. In the treatment of dogs, it is used for various febrile conditions, excessive fever, slight pain.

Also, aspirin increases the level of interferon, that is, is involved in strengthening the immune system. Aspirin is also quite widely used for the prevention of cardiovascular diseases.

Instructions for use and dosage

Most often, Aspirin is given to a dog in order to reduce too high body temperature (more than 41, 1 degrees), which has resulted from overheating or overcooling of an animal, various infectious diseases. Aspirin is given to the dog after eating. The usual dose for adult dogs weighing over 20 kg is half a tablet with an interval of 6 hours, but not more than 1.5 grams per day.

For smaller breeds, consultation with a veterinarian is necessary regarding the dosage of the drug. If the drug is necessary for the prevention of heart disease in an aging dog, then she is given a quarter pill every other day. However, in any case, prior consultation with a veterinarian is necessary.

Contraindications and side effects

  1. Aspirin should not be used as a local anesthetic for dogs, for example, with toothache, as it can cause burns of the mucous membrane.
  2. It is not recommended to use Aspirin for diseases that can provoke internal bleeding or for disorders of the liver and kidneys.
  3. Mandatory consultation with a veterinarian is required to take Aspirin if a dog has cardiovascular or gastrointestinal diseases (gastritis, gastric and duodenal ulcers, and others).
  4. Aspirin can cause bleeding in pregnant bitches.
  5. The use of Aspirin in the treatment of puppies under six months is also not recommended.


Review №1

I first had to use aspirin for my dog ​​last summer. We rested on the Azov Sea, and as you know, with a shadow there are problems and our black girl overheated. In the evening, the temperature rose to 42 degrees, and the nearest settlement is far away, and it is unlikely there is a veterinary clinic in it.

Saved first aid kit for dogs, which I always carry with me. Rather, aspirin, which it showed up. I gave the floor pills for the night and the same in the morning and by the evening the dog felt much better.

Irina, Novosibirsk

Review number 2

We have found a special aspirin for small dogs called Nutrition "K-9 aspirin". These are chewable tablets that are great for my toy terrier and he likes it very much. He often freezes, especially in the offseason. And I already know that it is enough to give the floor a pill after eating twice a day and after a couple of days the dog is in perfect order.

Veronica, Moscow



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