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Old 12-06-2016, 12:37 PM
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Question Gave my dog Aspirin- reaction by Vet Tech

Hi everyone, I am new to this forum. I wanted to discuss something with you. I have a 1.5 year old Bouvier Des Flandres, who is healthy and not taking any medication. A few days ago my dog's nails were trimmed shorter than usual. There was no bleeding originally; however, yesterday his left paw was very sore. At around midnight (I could not call or bring him to Veterinarian because they were closed, but I was considering the Emergency Room) I took a closer look at the paw and saw the right nail on the left foot was broken and there was slight green drainage with some blood. I am a nurse, so I am well aware of the high degree of pain my dog was in, along with the possibility of developing sepsis or osteomyelitis. To confirm my suspicion, I did research online which validated my concerns. I gave my dog's paw an epsom salt soak for a few minutes, applied Neosporin, gently wrapped an ACE bandage under a sock, and gave my dog 4 buffered baby aspirin with food (under-dosing for safety- he is 80 lbs, every credible Vet website deems this OK). After, he seemed to feel much better and was no longer yelping and crying. After, I called the Emergency Room and spoke with a Vet Tech and I asked if this was an emergency, she replied by stating "it was not and could wait until the morning", however, she asked me if I gave him any medication and I replied "yes, I gave him 4 baby aspirin in accordance with his weight". In response, she was extremely patronizing and rude and basically told me I was wrong and stupid. I know she said this because of the inherent risks for stomach ulcers/upset, Kidney issues, potential toxicity, bleeding disorders, and a potential medication reaction. All of those are valid contraindications, however, my dog has no history of a system disease (just had a physical with blood work), he is not taking any medications, and this was a one-time dose for acute pain. I would have preferred to get my veterinarian's input; however, that was not possible at the late hour and I do not think it is fair to my dog to suffer like that all night. I also do not think it was fair for the Vet Tech to excessively criticize and lecture me on my handling of the situation, even after I told her my reasoning and logic. So yeah, my dog is fine now, thank god, but I was just curious if you believe my reaction/handling of the dog situation was justified/warranted. Thank you!

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Also, Aspirin is not only good for acute pain, but it is also good for infection.
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I'd say her reaction was unwarranted and if she got to be too patronizing with me I'd have likely hung up on her without explanation or apology.

So long as the dose is correct, and the dog has no underlying medical problems, a one time dose of aspirin is not likely to do any harm. My vet instructed me to give my 24 lb, 17 year old, terrier aspirin to help prevent another stroke after he had 2 within a week of each other.

Now if you'd dosed wrong, or given something like Tylenol, yeah it'd be a huge problem.
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Did you tell her you were a nurse? And have they seen you or your pet before?
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