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Is there special aspirin made specifically for canines?

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There is no aspirin made especially for canines. Aspirin is considered a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, or NSAID. While there are certain NSAIDs made for dogs, such as carprofen, deracoxib, and etodolac, aspirin does not come in any specifically canine variety, according to WebMD.

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Is there special aspirin made specifically for canines?
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It is important not to give aspirin to dogs without consulting first with a veterinarian. In certain circumstances a veterinarian may recommend aspirin for a dog, but usually only for a limited amount of time and in a limited dose. Long-term use of aspirin in dogs carries a risk of side effects, such as bleeding. In order to avoid stomach issues, it is best to give dogs aspirin in coated form, and with food, states WebMD.

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