This is a question for your vet. This site is an awesome resource for information but I would not make this decision based on anything anyone says here about this. Hope this helps.
I wouldnt give it without talking to your veterinarian first. Many drugs taken by humans cant be processed by dogs. Most reasons for hip pain in large dogs is either a hip dysplasia or arthritis. For these conditions I doubt chlorzoxazone (a muscle relaxer) will help. These are inflammatory conditions. Aspirin is fairly safe for use in dogs. The buffered type is best. You can give 10-25mg for each 2.2lbs two or three times a day. This will help keep your dog comfortable until you can get him to the vet for something better.
- Chlorzoxazone Information for Consumers
- Chlorzoxazone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Chlorzoxazone (detailed)
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