Never administer any medication to your dog without consulting your veterinarian. The type and amount of medication for a particular dog depends on that dog’s age, general health, size, and any known medical disorders.
Dogs metabolize drugs differently than people do; what may be a safe drug for you could he poisonous to your dog. If your veterinarian examines your dog on a regular basis and is familiar with his health status, she or he can advise you whether an over-the-counter pain reliever is appropriate.
More likely, however, a medication compounded specifically for dogs and prescribed by your veterinarian after careful examination is the safest and most effective choice.