Ibuprofen For Dogs – Is It Safe?
Q: My dog has a lot of pain in the hip area. Is it safe to give Ibuprofen to dogs? Can I give her the Ibuprofen that I take to help her deal with her pain?
A: Can dogs take Ibuprofen? To be honest, it's not advisable.
Popular brand name drugs that contain Ibuprofen are Advil and Motrin. Ibuprofen is NOT considered safe for dogs and can in some instances be quite toxic to their kidneys, liver and gastrointestinal tract. The medications prescribed by your vet have been proven to be safe for long term use in dogs. Perhaps your veterinarian can find you an alternative medication that is both cheaper and safe for your dog.