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Understanding The Adverse Effect Of Aleve In Your Dog

Aleve (Naproxen) is one of the commonly available painkillers for dogs. This is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Other brand names are Naprosyn, Anaprox, and Naprelan. 

While Aleve is a painkiller, this type of drug is not immediately recommended to dogs. Experts say that the side effects are quite risky. The margin of safety of Aleve is also small, which is in contrast with other painkillers. If at all, Aleve should be a last resort when all the other painkillers did not help the dog at all. And it should only be given to your dog upon the vet’s instruction. 

Because of the seriousness of Aleve’s effect, you should prevent your dog from accidentally ingesting it. To prevent any accidents, keep this drug in a locked cart and away from the dog. If you are taking it for yourself, make sure not to leave it lying anywhere so your dog can’t access it. 

It is always recommended that you call your veterinarian Sarasota, FL before giving any medication to your pet. 


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