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Can you give baby aspirin to a cat in pain?
Aspirin. Yes, you can give 1/4th of a baby aspirin to a cat but ONLY once every 72 hours. The cat is missing a liver enzyme that helps break down aspirin. This causes aspirin, and many other drugs, to be slowly broken down and thus the effects of aspirin lasts for 72 hours in the feline patient. So, if you gave aspirin three to four times a day to a cat you would certainly have a dead cat by the second or third day. Cat aspirin dose is 10mg/kg once every 72 hours. Aspirin should be given with food. NEVER give aspirin if the cat is also on a glucocorticoid (prednisone) or a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDS).
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Aspirin has the same problems in dogs that it has in people. It can cause gastrointestinal upsets and ulcers if the GI signs are ignored. It can cause renal failure if overdos…ed. It causes an increase in clotting time. This usually isn't a serious side effect but it does occur. Despite these shortcomings it has a lot of beneficial effects and it is inexpensive. The currently recommended dosage of aspirin varies a little from publication to publication but it is between 5 and 15mg/lb every 12 hours. Since there is a range I usually pick the middle of it and go for about 10mg/lb every 12 hours. This works well and seems to be pretty safe. That works out to an aspirin tablet per 32 pounds of body weight twice a day. I have to admit that I rarely advise giving more than 2 aspirin twice a day despite the fact that some big dogs could obviously take more based on the per pound calculation. If your dog has chronic pain or inflammation, common aspirin can often be used to give your pet some relief. Since aspirin can cause some stomach problems, care should be used. It is wise to check with your vet before administering aspirin or any other medication. Dogs are most commonly given aspirin for treatment of arthritis and associated joint pain. There may be other situations where your dog is in pain, where aspirin may give relief. Aspirin has good anti-inflammatory effects that reduces swelling. It can also reduce pain and fever. These effects will help make your dog more comfortable. Note that a dog is not a human. Just because your dog "does not feel good" is not a reason to give it an aspirin. Usually, aspirin is given to relieve extreme conditions of discomfort. Also note that most vets prescribe Rimadyl as a better pain-killer and anti-inflammatory than aspirin. Use caution: You should use caution in administering any medication to a pet, because too much may be toxic, the medicine may not be tolerated, or it can cause an upset stomach or ulcers in the animal. It can be toxic if given in high doses of about 30 mg per pound of the dog. This means that even baby aspirin could be poisonous for dogs weighing two pounds or less. An adult aspirin which is 320 mg. would be toxic for a 10-pound dog. To be sure that you are using the aspirin for the right reason and at the right dose, you should consult your veterinarian first. Aspirin is poorly tolerated by young dogs, since they lack the enzymes necessary to process the aspirin. The same is true for most cats. Aspirin can cause gastrointestinal upsets and ulcers in dogs, just as in humans. You should pay attention to your dog's eating habits when administering aspirin to watch for signs of an upset stomach. If there are any signs of ulcers, such as blood-tinged vomiting, it is important to stop the aspirin. Giving the aspirin with food and using buffered aspirin is the best to prevent stomach problems. I prefer to grind up the aspirin and put it in some food to make sure it does not irritate the stomach lining. You should not give your dog such products as Tylenol as a substitute for real aspirin. Some people say their vet prescribed Tylenol, but most sources say it should not be given to animals. Recommended Dosage: Most veterinarians recommend between 5 mg and 10 mg per pound of the dog's weight every 12 hours. Going on the safe side, a recommended dosage of aspirin of about 5 mg/lb seems to work well for most dogs. If you are going to give more, it is a good idea to check with your vet. Also, note that a small dog should take less per pound. Enteric coated aspirin is not recommended in dogs because about half the time the coating isn't digested and the aspirin is excreted whole in the stool. It is better to start off small and work your way up to the maximum. If the dog has relief with a smaller dosage, that is great. A standard aspirin is 320 mg. A baby aspirin is typically 80 mg. That means that 5 mg/lb works out to be one baby aspirin per 16 pounds of body weight twice a day. The following chart can be used as a guide. Note that this is notmedical advice. Weight of dog in pounds Number of tablets each 12 hours mg 8 1/2 baby aspirin or less 40 mg 16 1 baby aspirin 80 mg 32 1/2 adult or 2 baby 160 mg 48 3/4 adult or 3 baby 240 mg 64 1 adult or 4 baby 320 mg 80 1 1/4 adult or 5 baby 400 mg 96 1 1/2 adult or 6 baby 480 mg. Finally: The proper dosage of aspirin can give your dog relief from pain and inflammation. You should be aware of possible problems and know the proper dosage. It is good to check with a vet before giving any medication, and remember that dogs are not humans and don't need an aspirin for minor pains. Yes, though with caution. The typical dog dosage for aspirin is 5-15 milligrams per pound every 12 hours. However, it has the same possible problems in dogs as in people, just as stomach upset, ulcers, and kidney failure. It is useless to give coated aspirin. Dogs typically cannot digest the coating, thus the aspirins are excreted whole. Some vets say aspirin is bad for a dogs liver. I would call your vet and get their recommendation. This way you will know for sure and if it is ok then you can get the correct dosing information. I wouldn't advise giving the dog asprin, There are painkillers designed for dogs/cats. There digestive system is different to ours and so by giving them asprin you may cause them harm. If you are desperate, give a half a tablet and watch the dogs behaviour. If his behaviour becomes abnormal, you may need his stomach pumped... Or for him to be made sick which would be messy and expensive. Yes, dogs can have aspirin, but make sure it is buffered, and check with your vet for dosage. If it is for a chronic problem like arthritis, there are better alternates out there that are not as hard on their stomach.
No - aspirin is toxic to cats and you can kill them with it. They are extremely sensitive to the side effect and develop fatal stomach ulcers readily. If you feel your cat w…ould benefit from pain medication, you should make an appointment with your veterinarian. There are safe and relatively cheap medications available, but you will need a veterinary prescription to get them.
Yes, but medically there are differences between cats and humans such as metabolic rates that should be considered when trying to dose any medication given. A Vet should be co…nsulted about any product you're thinking of giving your animals because what may be safe for one animal could quite easily kill another. NEVER use any Tylenol products. It will kill your cat.
Yes, you can give baby aspirin to a cat but ONLY 1/4 of one tablet and ONLY once every 72 hours. The baby aspirin should be given with food. Be very careful, if you are unsure… then you should ask a vet before giving your cat anything.
NONE cats should Never be given aspirins. Aspirin can be deadly to a cat.
NO. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) is DEADLY to cats as are many other human medications. You should NEVER give your cat ANY medication unless your vet specifically says it's okay. …
No, you should never give human medications to animals. Cats are very sensitive to the harmful side effects of aspirin and even one pill can be enough to cause a fatal stomach… ulcer. If you think your cat is in pain, you should take it to your vet, who can figure out if the cat is hurting and what kind of pain medication can be given for it.
None, it could kill them.
NO!!!! Never give a cat aspirin. it can kill them. Same for Tylenol etc. If your cat has an abscess, take it to the vet ASAP--- It will need antibiotics to kill the infection.… Hot compresses can help in the meantime.
A cat's body is much different than a dog or person. The smallest amount of a drug will stay in their bodies for a long time and they can easily overdose. It is not safe to gi…ve your cats any drugs, without talking to a veterinarian. I took my cat to the vet a couple of weeks ago, because she seemed to be having some pain in her hips (she's old) and I specifically asked if we could give her aspirin or tylenol. She said NO.
Dogs should not be given unbuffered aspirin except on the order of a veterinarian. Always check with your veterinarian before giving your dog over-the-counter medication…s intended for humans. The dosages, even on medications they can take, will not be the same as they would for a human. It is not safe to assume a dog would take the same dose as a human child of a similar weight because dogs metabolize drugs differently than humans do.
None, it could kill them. Never give a cat human medicine.
The cat could get really sick and possibly die... I recomend you bring it to the doctor.
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Baby aspiring can be given to dogs every 8 to 12 hours. Do not give your dog baby aspirin without consulting your veterinarian.
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Medicine can interact with heparin (which is a blood thinner, as isaspirin). You should check with your vet on using these two drugstogether. A typical aspirin dose is 5 to 10… mg per pound (10 to 20 mg/kg)twice daily for dogs, according to PetPlace.
Very doubtful. Baby aspirins are given to dogs for pain. Gerbils are too small of a creature. Give your local vet a call.