Aug 21, 2009 - Abbott Labs is developing a painkiller spray for pet dogs, the company said
Acetaminophen is sold as Tylenol in North America; elsewhere it is called paracetamol (Panado). It is an absolute no-no for cats and dogs, who lack the liver enzyme that renders it safe in humans. It is the most common pain-killer on the market; marketed as a Generic medication worldwide under a bewildering variety of different trade names. So read the label – and never give your pet anything that contains ‘acetaminophen’ or ‘paracetamol’!
I was under the impression that human painkillers for dogs was an absolute no-no under any circumstances! I’ve treated my dog with all natural anti-inflammatories that have Devil’s Claw and Yucca to fight the pain and inflammation without the nasty effects of traditional anti-inflammatories. I buy the Inflamex kind from Ortocanis:
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Pfizer pioneered the market for dog painkillers when it introduced Rimadyl in 1997. Nearly 15 million dogs have taken it, many for pain from degenerative joint disease, or osteoarthritis.Aspirin, Ibuprofen and Tylenol are common painkillers for dogs. Aspirin and ibuprofen are both NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) that can bring some pain relief, but have other effects that come with it. Of the two, aspirin is widely recommended over ibuprofen because it is less stressful on the stomach. Rimadyl is also widely accepted by vets as an anti-inflammatory and pain killer, and in most cases works more efficiently than aspirin. Hi Gary! Could you please help me please? I have 2 sweet dogs, a Chihuahua, Joe Joe and Boxer, Magnolia. In two weeks we are going to get Magnolia blood tests, etc., to prepare for her to be spayed. This is the first time for us, and I feel more nervous than her lol! But any way, I'm very concerned about which gas, sedatives and painkillers that will be used. I'm a firm believer in homeopathic medicine and like to avoid NSAIDS and any other chemicals involved that weaken the immune system rather than uplift it. I truly value your opinion on this matter. Here is the list of questions/concerns as follows:The most common culprit in pain-medication-induced canine liver damage is acetaminophen (Tylenol). This is possibly the safest over-the-counter pain killer for humans. Not so for our furry buddies. Almost all nonprescription human painkillers are toxic to dogs. Veterinary painkillers can cause liver damage in your beloved pooch, as well. Like all ingested chemicals and toxins, these painkillers get cycled through your pet's liver. When your pet is overdosed, the liver can't get rid of the painkiller fast enough so it sustains damage. This is called toxic hepatopathy. To prevent painkiller-induced liver damage, never treat your doggy with a human medication, never increase a dosage of doggy meds without your vet's guidance, and have her monitor any long-term pain medication (such as for arthritis).