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    Default Hooch has sore muscles help!! Which pain killers?

    Yesterday we took Hooch to the beach, he ran like he never ran before.. a doggy rocket!
    Today.. he is so sore and he even cries when he walks (he cant jump on our bed.. heart breaking!).
    Any human/over the counter pain killers/nurofen type/anti inflammatory pain relief we can give him?
    It is really early here and I want to help him feel less pain, vet not opening until much later today
    My poor baby!!
    Last edited by bunny-girl; 01-02-2013 at 09:42 AM.

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    Hi BG, hopefully he'll rest up today and be fine. We take Ruby to the beach where we have our old beach house, a couple of hours north of Perth, and she's ridiculous with endless beach to run on, doesn't stop, even though she knows it will end up with her sleeping for u to 24 hours after, too tired to even eat her dinner, can't get up on our bed and moves like a 15 year old dog, but she comes good the following day or two.

    Do you think maybe Hooch pulled a muscle or something?

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    Which beach do you go to? We went to Yanchep.. drove all the way up there, had the best time and then locked our keys in the boot of the car. Had to call RAC LOL
    He definitely has sore muscles... makes me feel so sorry for him! I am sure he will be fine but I just figured if I can give him some pain killers in the meanwhile he will not suffer until his muscles rest.

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    We had the same problem last week. Meika was sooooo sore after overdoing it at the beach and wouldn't walk anywhere, she also got food poisioning afterwards but refused to get up to go to the toilet so I was having to change her diarrhea soaked bedding every hour and continuously carry her outside to hose her pooey bum off. Quite funny now that she's better!!! Her muscles/hips did come good after a day though.

    I wouldn't take Hooch to the vet or give him any medicine right away, if he's still sore tomorrow then maybe take him. In the meantime see if your local pet store sells 'rapigel' it works wonders for muscle and joint pain. I always keep some in my doggy medicine kit

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    Thank you Kristy Maree! I think this teaches me, we have first aid for humans.. we need first aid for our poochy resident!! Will be done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bunny-girl View Post
    Thank you Kristy Maree! I think this teaches me, we have first aid for humans.. we need first aid for our poochy resident!! Will be done!
    What you put in it really depends on the dog! Meika is prone to allergies so we have cortisone tablets plus sunscreen, anti-diarrhea tablets, antiinflamitory tablets (left over from another vet visit), wound dressing, bandages, antiseptic cream and some syringes plus eye drops and ear wipes too

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    IMO dogs, any animal including humans have muscle pain when they overdo it. I couldn't walk for days after marching in Mardigras and then a very long walk to a train station.
    No drugs are needed really but it is so painful. It also helps to keep the muscles going by doing some walking even though it is excruciating to do so. That really is the best thing to help.

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    If muscle pain is bad you can use aspirin - find dosage for dogs via google.

    But make sure they are confined after having it as they may feel better and run around again, making the problem worse. This is why it's normally best to avoid giving them pain killers, the pain will do it's job and make them take it easy until they recover.

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    Good thinking KM! I hadn't thought of a doggy first aid kit! It's a wonder some enterprising person hasn't started marketing one
    I'm assuming 'rapigel' is a rub on treatment?
    Does anyone else have suggestions for other things for a doggy first aid kit?

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    Decided against painkillers as hubby said just what Nattylou did... if he doesnt feel pain he may do things that his muscles should not do right now.
    So making him walk around is good? because all he wants to do is curl and sleep.

    Taking notes for doggy first aid kit ideas

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