Nov 9, 2012 - Aspirin in higher dosages is toxic to dogs even baby aspirin can be poisonous for small dogs
So yes, baby aspirin can treat temporary . It’s better dosed for small dogs. By the same token, puppies and tiny dogs are susceptible to toxicity. All meds, including baby aspirin, require caution.
Dogs can be given aspirin once or twice a day for short-term pain relief only. Large dogs weighing 50 to 100 pounds can be given one regular aspirin tablet and dogs over 100 pounds can be given two regular aspirin. Walker Valley Veterinary Hospital states that dogs between 30 to 50 pounds can be given one-half of a regular aspirin tablet. Smaller dogs should be given baby aspirin; one-half a baby aspirin tablet for dogs under 10 pounds and one baby aspirin for dogs that are 10 to 30 pounds.
Stick to baby aspirin or very low doses for puppies or smaller dogs
Aspirin for Dogs: Benefits and Side Effects - American Kennel Club
Giving the proper dose is very important when administering a dog aspirin. As mentioned earlier, aspirin can be extremely toxic and poisonous to dogs when given in large amounts. Smaller dogs are more sensitive to the effects of aspirin, and should only be given very smallamounts. Even a baby aspirin can kill a small dog, so it is crucial forpet owners to contact their veterinarian concerning the correct dosage amounts. The recommended dosage of aspirin for dogs varies from 5 to 15 mg per pound once every 12 hours. To minimize the potential for side effects, start on the low side of the scale. Remember, you can always give your dog more aspirin if necessary, up to the recommended dose. Depending on the size of your dog, you may choose to use aspirin specially designed for dogs, baby aspirin (81 mg) or a regular, human-sized aspirin (325 mg). Choose the type of aspirin that is easiest to accurately divide into the appropriate dose. For small-to-medium dogs, this is most likely going to be baby aspirin.According to the Placerville Veterinary Clinic, if a dog "needs aspirin more than once or twice a week, [the owner] should change to something more effective." Small dogs should be given no more than one half a tablet or 40 mg of baby aspirin (based on 8 pounds/3.62 kg body weight). For every 8 additional pounds, it is safe to increase the aspirin dosage by approximately 40 mg.Although some vets say you could give 5 baby aspirins at one time, it is much better to start off small and and spread them out to avoid adverse reactions.
I assume you want to give aspirin to relieve pain, such as from arthritis. Thus it is better to start with one on two baby aspirins to see how well they work, as well as if there is a reaction. Certainly, any aspirins should be given with food and water.
Aspirin should only be used as a temporary relief, such as if the dog is crying from pain, It should not be used as a regular routine, because it can result in stomach ulcers.
The best thing to do is to check with your vet, who may prescribe a different medication.