Advil is a well-known medication that helps us in reducing pain. Many people wonder if this medication can also reduce the pain of their dogs & often they use this on their dogs without even knowing whether it is safe for dogs or not.
Can you give a dog Advil?
Often many people ask that can I give my dog Advil or can dogs take Advil? The answer is Advil medications contain active ibuprofen which is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory ingredient. This ingredient within the Advil normally helps in overcoming the fever and pain. Now the thing is this is absolutely safe for humans but not for dogs. Remember, Advil for a dog is not safe at all.
Dog ate Advil?
Many times it is seen that dog somehow swallows this medication by accidents, if you have experienced something like this then you must take your dog to the vet before it’s too late because the ibuprofen can take effect immediately in dogs. In most cases, you will not see any symptoms, but over the time the damage starts to begin inside the dog’s body.
If your dog somehow ingests ibuprofen then he is most likely to vomit instantly. You may also notice that your dog is behaving abnormally because of the pain in the belly. You will also notice blood in the vomit if the dog ingests too much ibuprofen.
If the dog ingests ibuprofen for a long period of time, then it’s not something good, you may notice that your dog has become very tired, and depressed. So if you notice any of this then it’s better to take the dog to the vet without delaying.
What are the major symptoms?
Most dogs who ingested this medication has shown major problems within a two to three days however sometimes dogs may show negative symptoms within a couple of hours depending on the amount of Advil.
These medications can be so dangerous that your dog may suffer from kidney failure and other serious diseases. In most cases, dogs are seen suffering from stomach problems, vomiting, and bleeding. You may also notice some other symptoms like seizures, coma and other abnormal mental problems in your dog. Most common symptoms of Advil poisoning are:
Depending on the condition of your dog, the vet may recommend different types of treatment options. If your dog is having ulcers in the stomach then the vet is most likely to recommend Famotidine, Omeprazole and sucralfate medications. If the dog is vomiting too much then he might recommend antiemetic. Sometimes the condition becomes very serious then the vet might ask you to keep your dog in the hospital for two to three days by taking him under continuous intravenous fluids to stop the process of eliminating NSAID. Also, the vet will take initiative actions to stop any kind of steroid and NASIDS instantly. If the vet finds out that the dog is having a serious bleeding problems in the belly then they will go for a surgical procedure to overcome this issue.
Matthew Frank was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. He was a reputed author of Pet Therapy Dogs and Pet Dog Cat.
Matthew is a regular author of this blog who is studying Veterinary medicine at Purdue University.