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Old 08-26-2016, 11:19 PM
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Dog Throwing Up Aspirin :(

So my parents' senior dog, Toby, was prescribed a small daily dosage of Aspiring a while ago to help his heart murmur. He takes 1/2 tab per day of the Aspirin Daily Low Dose (81 mg). It's obvious that the Aspirin is giving him heartburn because, even when taken with food, he throws it up about 1/3 of the time.

Has anyone else encountered this? I can't find baby Aspirin anywhere... I don't think that they sell it in Canada.
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Baby aspirin is not available in Canada. Have your parents called the vet for an alternative?
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I'd definitely call the vet. The baby aspirin is just the low dose stuff they sell for adults, you might find it in liquid form, but other then that there's nothing special about it.

I used to give the low dose Bayer aspirin to Shadow, and for Zody I've used the liquid version of it. What I did that might have helped was only give it to them with food.

If you do find the liquid version of the baby aspirin and give it a try make dang sure that it does not contain Xylitol. More and more companies are switching to Xylitol as a sweetener in liquid medicine and they do not have to list that they do so even though Xylitol is deadly for dogs.
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Thanks for the input guys! Looks like I'll be telling my parents to check in with the vet for an alternative.

It seems like the baby aspirin sold in the states is enterically coated, but I'm not sure how much of a difference that would make, seeing that they have to split the pills
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Thanks for the input guys! Looks like I'll be telling my parents to check in with the vet for an alternative.

It seems like the baby aspirin sold in the states is enterically coated, but I'm not sure how much of a difference that would make, seeing that they have to split the pills
Have they tried buffered aspirin? That usually helps with stomach issues.
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Call your vet there are alternative medications. Also ask about carafate ( used to coat and protect the stomach).
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Don't know about Canada, but in the U.S. its sold as 'Low dose 81 MG', no longer called baby aspirin.
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Don't know about Canada, but in the U.S. its sold as 'Low dose 81 MG', no longer called baby aspirin.
That is what is being used now according to the OP, I'm assuming the problem is that the pill has to be divided and so the protective coating no longer works.
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That is what is being used now according to the OP, I'm assuming the problem is that the pill has to be divided and so the protective coating no longer works.
Yes I did read that, but there was a question regarding acquiring 'baby aspirin ' which I was commenting was no longer sold as baby aspirin but only as low dose 81mg, at least in the U.S. Regardless, they should check with their Vet, but I doubt breaking it in half will have much if any effect on how the coating mutes the potential as an irritant, as aspirin because of what it is chemically, can and will in many cases be a severe stomach irritant with or without the coating. It varies from patient to patient, whether they be canine or human, but the potential remains.
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unclear on reason aspirin is being given.... never heard of it being used for a murmur.. .sure there isn't some clotting defect problem (like immune anemia?) or for some kidney disorder such as glomerulonephritis? Either way, you will need to discontinue it as it is apparent that its usefulness is being far outweighed by its problems. There are many alternative NSAIDs with a lot less likelihood of causing gastritis, but they may not 'thin the blood' as well.
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