The actual effects of paracetamol on the dog!
Other drugs are prohibited for doggies.
Painkillers aren’t all bad for dogs, and paracetamol isn’t the only one. When you have headaches, fever, or other pains, you may be used to taking aspirin (Aspirin UPSA®, Aspégic®) or ibuprofen (Nurofen®, Advil®) instead of paracetamol. These drugs should be banned for dogs as well!
These molecules cause just as much poisoning as paracetamol. The anti-inflammatory properties of aspirin and ibuprofen (or “acetylsalicylic acid”) are toxic to the digestive system’s mucous membranes. The adverse effects on your puppy’s stomach, intestines, and kidneys can be severe, depending on the dosage and sensitivity of your puppy. The clotting of its blood can also be dangerously disturbed.
Dogs that take aspirin or ibuprofen may experience stomach pain, diarrhoea, vomiting, bleeding from the digestive tract, and pale mucous membranes if they ingest the medication.
Last but not least, human analgesics (paracetamol, ibuprofen, aspirin) are toxic to dogs, and their derivatives are also dangerous to humans. As a result, you should never give it to your companion. It’s better to consult with your veterinarian rather than try to treat yourself.
What if my dog has consumed paracetamol?
If your dog has consumed more than 100 mg/kg of paracetamol (either accidentally or through self-medication), call your veterinarian immediately. You can count on him to provide you with all of the necessary information.
In the first hour, your goal should be to induce vomiting in your companion in order to eliminate as much medicine as possible. Activated charcoal or an antidote can be administered by your veterinarian if necessary to counter the molecule’s effects (generally acetylcysteine and vitamin C). Again, self-medication is not an option!
Finally, hospitalisation may be required if your dog’s condition warrants it. After that, it will be infused, re-oxygenated, or even transfused, depending on the circumstances.
What if he ingested ibuprofen or aspirin?
So what medication should I give my dog?
As examples, here are some treatments that can effectively relieve pain in dogs:
Drugs such as piroxicam, ketoprofen, meloxicam, carprofen, flunixin, robenacoxib, and others are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) agents.
Morphine, butorphanol, fentanyl, buprenorphine, and other opioids can only be given by a veterinarian.
“Alpha2-agonists,” which are muscle relaxants, are sedative analgesics.
Lidocaine, ketamine, and other anaesthetics are examples of these.
Your pet’s medication must always be prescribed by a veterinarian. Then, stick to the prescribed dosages for the best results.
As a final precaution, keep all medications out of the reach of your pet!
Simply put, do not administer pain relievers to your human dog, as they may result in serious poisoning. In its place, drugs tailored to the needs of canine bodies are available. Consult with your veterinarian if you have any questions.
Do your homework on the various canine mutual insurance companies. In the event that your pet becomes ill, you won’t have to pay as much at the vet’s office with this insurance.