No. Your dog should only ingest ibuprofen if it has been prescribed by a vet who has thoroughly examined your pet and made a dosage recommendation based on your pet’s weight, age, and health condition. Otherwise, when it comes to ibuprofen, there’s a very thin line between pain relief and toxicity.
Symptoms to Look For
One tablet of Advil, Alleve, or generic ibuprofen can cause a negative reaction. Symptoms, progressing toward kidney failure or death, will only increase with dosage. If you notice any of the following, call your vet immediately or safely transport your dog to an emergency clinic:
- Nausea or diarrhea
- Loss of bladder control
- Blood in urine or stool
- Dry eyes
- Muddy gums
- Difficulty breathing
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The information provided in this article is not a substitute for professional veterinary help.