The Most Dog Friendly Community Online
Join and Discover the Best Things to do with your Dog

Welcome to Our Community
Wanting to join the rest of our members? Feel free to sign up today.

Ibuprofen

Discussion in 'General Dog Forum' started by zany, Jul 10, 2018.

  1. zany

    zany New Member Registered

    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    3
    Hi.
    For all of you who like me have spent hours trying to find out whether there is any difference between human Ibuprofen and the far more expensive dog Ibuprofen.
    You would think it would be easy to find out and you might think that vets are being deliberately obtuse to make you buy their products.
    Here is my answer. (based on what I have read)
    The chemical compound of both is the same, but (and its a big BUT. The absorbtion rates of ibuprofen in dogs and humans is very different)
    So while you may be able to work out the correct dosage for your dog in human Ibuprofen, the human type will not contain the slow release inhibitors that dog Ibuprofen carries.
    (Its even more critical with cats)
    Anyway, I hope this post will help fill the gaps in the information found online, and I hope I've got this right.
     
    arealhuman likes this.
  2. JoanneF

    JoanneF Well-Known Member Registered

    Messages:
    2,462
    Likes Received:
    2,152
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Yes, there are a number of things that are metabolised differently in dogs; I believe antihistamine is another.

    Bizarrely, members of the public can buy pet medications cheaper from discount providers than vets can get them - they cannot use these providers for some reason. I don't know why, but I was told that by a vet. You would still need a prescription from your vet which you will be charged for.
     
    Violet Turner and arealhuman like this.
  3. Walkiestime

    Walkiestime Member Registered

    Messages:
    82
    Likes Received:
    42
    Trophy Points:
    18
     
  4. Walkiestime

    Walkiestime Member Registered

    Messages:
    82
    Likes Received:
    42
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Any human pills are dangerous
    Please do not give any animal them trust me I worked in a lab for my sins years ago now I am a veggie and a dog walker
     
  5. JudyN

    JudyN Well-Known Member Registered

    Messages:
    2,252
    Likes Received:
    3,279
    Trophy Points:
    113
    The only exception I'm aware of is Piriton. I carry it with me on dog walks in case of adder bites.

    Having said that - it isn't a good idea to give your pet medication just because some random person on a forum said it's OK;)

    It works the other way too - we shouldn't take medicines prescribed for pets. When my cat was prescribed diazepam I was surprised to discover that his dosage was similar to that for a human. It was a long time ago, it might not have been that close an amount but certainly, if I'd taken a few of his tablets on the basis that I weigh a lot more than him, I'd have ended up a lot more chilled than intended....:eek:
     
    Flobo likes this.
  6. Violet Turner

    Violet Turner Well-Known Member Registered

    Messages:
    2,826
    Likes Received:
    1,186
    Trophy Points:
    113
    My word of advice: Speak with your dog's vet and they can advice you on what products you can and cannot give a dog. The vets have specific medication such as anti inflammatory medication; we would use ibuprofen but a dog can have rheumocam (this is a prescription only medication directed by vets only). Vets do give out pricey medication for a reason.
     
  7. Walkiestime

    Walkiestime Member Registered

    Messages:
    82
    Likes Received:
    42
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Absolutely I agree keep using only what the vet gives you
     
    Violet Turner likes this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.