Hi guys, I would be hugely grateful, If one of the vets on here could put my mind at rest.
Our 6 yr old male lab had a tumble tonight, and has been restless, and in obvious discomfort since, we suspect his back.
We called the out of hours vet immediately, who have advised us to give him 1 and a 1/2 500mg paracetemol tablets and to call them back if he deteriorates, or to call back in the mornin and arrange for him to be seen tomorrow. (We have used these vets for 15+ YRS for dogs and horses).
I always thought paracetemol was a big no no for dogs, I have searched the net and seen so many conflicting posts/advice some advocating its use in the correct dose, some vehemently refusing to advise its use, even to the point of suggesting it can be toxic/fatal etc, that I am not happy doing this.
I am on my way to a friend at the local hunt kennel who has metacam, which we have confirmed is suitable.
So my question is, Is paracetemol safe for dogs in this situation, and have we been given good advice or not.