No! Ibuprofen, sold under the brand name Motrin, is toxic to dogs and can cause kidney damage, internal bleeding, and death. Up to half of pet poisonings are caused by medications meant for people. These drugs are tested on and intended for humans, not dogs or other pets.
You should always keep medications out of reach of your dog, in sturdy containers. There are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) developed specifically for dogs, which your vet can prescribe. You should never administer painkillers to your dog without your vet’s guidance.
If your dog ingests Motrin, they need emergency veterinary care. Do not wait for warning signs. Untreated, they will likely experience these symptoms of poisoning:
- Loss of appetite
- Weight loss
- Bloody stool
Ultimately, consuming Motrin can kill your dog. If you suspect ingestion, seek immediate care.
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