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My dog caught her eyelid on her kennel door and I know I would be in pain if that happened. I would take her to the vet but they're all closed right now (I live in the middle of nowhere). Shes whining and I feel really horrible for her. So, would it be ok to give her Tylenol PM or something? please let me know, I don't want her to be in pain :[

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It's not nasty looking or anything. She only had a minor cut that was bleeding a little but I cleaned it up. I think she may be ok but she is whining, as I said before. I also held an ice pack on it and she fell asleep.

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No. Ibuprofen, acetaminophen and like pain killers are toxic to canines. Tylenol PM even has a sleep agent included (hence the name "PM") which could clearly be harmful to her.

If you have Bufferin (straight aspirin) or baby aspirin you may give her a smaller dosage for pain, but you should still check with the emergency animal ER before freely dispensing medicine. (Never to a feline though, aspirin will kill a cat.)

They do sell canine aspirin, get some tomorrow to keep on hand for safe use in the future.

ETA: If she fell asleep, don't worry about it and tend to her in the morning according to your vet recommendations.....it's never a great idea to take medical advice from strangers on the internet.

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Okay, the best thing you can do is find SOME sort of emergency animal hospital and call them. There are certain types of human medicine that animals can have but that really, really depends on their weight and everything. I won't tell you which medications, because I don't know exactly, but the hospital may be able to help you out a bit.

To be honest, if it's obstructing her vision, or just nasty in general, I really suggest finding the emergency animal hospital and going to it or otherwise make an early morning appointment for tomorrow.

Please, do not attempt giving your dog any medication without further advice from a professional and thank you so much for asking instead of just acting.

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No. Never give a dog any human pain killers because a dog needs to be prescribed a certain medication based on their body weight. Especially never give a dog Tylenol. If you do it may relate in fatality. Make sure to schedule an appointment for the vet as soon as possible. But from what you said I believe that your dog will heel up in no time at all. Just make sure he takes it easy for tomorrow.

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NONE!!!! Take the puppy to the vet and feature him identified. You're no longer a vet and what you feel possibly arthritis, would good be some thing else. Once your vet has identified the trouble, he'll prescribe puppy correct agony or different therapy as wanted. ADD: Human therapy will also be poisonous to puppies.

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If we could just give them human things we wouldn't have dog shampoos and the vets would just buy their drugs from the local pharmacy, dogs are not humans and any vet who recommends giving them baby aspirin as I've seen it happen, is a terrible vet and should not be used, would you give your baby animal painkillers? Didn't think so.

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no. No. definitely not.

Do NOT under any circumstances feed your dog human pain killers. This can very easily kill them and it costs a lot of money to patch them up when it happens.

I know you feel horrible for her, but the best thing to do is wait it out til the morning or search for a 24 hour emergency vet, it doesnt sound like an injury that you want to leave without getting it checked out.

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Must be prescribed by a veterinarian. Definitely don't give any Aspirin. No Tylenol PM.

Go to a Vet!

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Yeah it is fine If you give her painkillers, the vet wil do it a lot if they hav to do surety on a dog or something, just make sure you read the label and give her the right amount and then take her to te vet in te morning.

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no tylenol! baby aspirn just 1/2 one. but u need to call the vet asap

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No! Take her to a vet

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