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What is Excel Aspirin?

Excel Enteric Coated Aspirin provides temporary pain relief, making this an ideal medication for dogs with arthritis and related joint problems. This aspirin also helps to reduce inflammation and joint stiffness. Excel Enteric Coated Aspirin is not for use in cats.




  • Coated aspirin helps to protect your dog's stomach
  • Helps alleviate pain, inflammation and stiffness.
  • Ideal for joint and pain issues

How does Excel Enteric Coated Aspirin work?

The active ingredient (Aspirin) works by attaching to the cylooxygenase-2 enzymes in your dog's body. This process prevents prostaglandin from being produced and is also what signals your dog's brain that a certain part of the body is in pain.


This product contains an NSAID, which may cause severe stomach bleeding. The chance is higher if your dog has had stomach ulcers or bleeding problems, or takes a blood thinning (anticoagulant) or steroid drug. If your dog is pregnant or nursing, seek advice of a veterinarian before using.

Brand Name:

Excel Aspirin

Generic Name:


What is the most important thing I should know about Excel Enteric Coated Aspirin?

Excel Enteric Coated Aspirin is used to temporarily relieve minor aches and pains and inflammation associated with arthritis and joint problems. Excel Enteric Coated Aspirin is a non-prescription (OTC) product available as 81 mg tablets.

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving Excel Enteric Coated Aspirin to my pet?

Tell your veterinarian about any medication condition your pet has, as well as any supplements or medications he or she is currently taking. Tell your veterinarian if your pet has ever had any sensitivities to NSAIDs.

How should Excel Enteric Coated Aspirin be given?

The recommended dose is 8 to 12 mg per one pound of body weight (approximately 1 tablet for each 15 pounds) every 12 hours. The medication should be given within 30 minutes of your dog eating at least 1/3 of his or her daily amount of food.

What are the potential side effects of Excel Enteric Coated Aspirin?

Side effects which may occur include a severe allergic reaction which may include; hives, facial swelling, asthma (wheezing), shock. If any of these symptoms occur discontinue giving and contact your veterinarian. Other symptoms that may occur include; vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, darkening of stool color, change in behavior or a decrease/increase in water consumption . If any of these symptoms occur contact your veterinarian.

What happens if I miss giving a dose of Excel Enteric Coated Aspirin?

Give the missed dose as soon as possible. If it is close to the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not give a double dose.

What happens if I overdose my pet on Excel Enteric Coated Aspirin?

Contact your veterinarian or veterinary emergency room.

What should I avoid while giving Excel Enteric Coated Aspirin to my pet?

Do not use this product in dogs allergic to it or other NSAIDs. Do not use in dogs with concurrent gastrointestinal disease or ulcers, bleeding problems, or those with liver or kidney impairment. If symptoms being treated persist more than 3 days, discontinue use and consult a veterinarian. This product is for veterinary use in dogs only, do not use in cats. Do not use in humans.

What other drugs will affect Excel Enteric Coated Aspirin?

Do not give Excel Enteric Coated Aspirin with medications that raise serum salicylate levels, such as Pepto-Bismol, or with other medications that thin the blood.

How to Use

Excel Enteric Coated Aspirin Directions:

  • The tablet should not be chewed but swallowed intact, either directly or wrapped in a treat.

This medication should be given within 30 minutes of eating 1/3 of its daily amount of food.

15 lbs and over
Give 1 tablet per 15 lbs of body weight 2 times a day.
Do not use!
Do not use!

Store at room temperature 59°- 86°F (15°- 30°C).


Excel Enteric Coated Aspirin Ingredients:

Active Ingredients (per tablet)
Aspirin (NSAID)*
81 mg

Other Ingredients: Croscarmellose Sodium, D&C Yellow#10 (Al-lakes), Hypromellose, Methacrylic Acid Copolymer, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Polyethylene Glycol, Propylene Glycol, Silicon Dioxide, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Starch, Stearic Acid, Talc, Titanium Dioxide and Traces of Other Inactive Ingredients.

Customer Reviews
Excel Aspirin is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT PRODUCT! I bought this product last summer for my son's dog (rescued at 6 years of age). He was visiting from out of state with Cocoa. Cocoa is 12 and was bothered by excessive joint pain. In reading the label it advised of precautions due to pet medical history; however, she she was a rescue, my son was unaware of her history. So we tried this product, one tablet and monitored her reaction. Her response was that she actually was able to walk faster and we saw a remarkable improvement. With no reaction occurring after close monitoring, we increased to twice a day; and then he used "as needed". I just ordered another supply and had it shipped to him for Cocoa.
Date published: 2017-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Seems to work I'm not much for writing reviews, but in this case I am. I have a 7 year old pit male who is about 90 pounds. He's a big boy. Anyway, he was running in the back yard and I believe he twisted his ankle because all of a sudden he was limping. For the next 18 hours he whined and cried every time he would move. Today as soon as the feed store opened I was down there trying to figure out what was available to help him,with the pain. And found the asprin for dogs. Anyway it's been 12 hours since he got the first dose at 9 am this morning, (it's 9pm now) anyway I have already seen a drastic difference in him since being given the pills. He's not a 100%, but he is now able to lie down without crying and whining, he walking down the stairs,without crying and whining, so I give this product a 100% approved rating on effectiveness. Thank you
Date published: 2016-05-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from 1pill per 15lbs- My dog's 80lbs & Hates Pills My baby boy is a mixed breed rescue - our best guess is Pitt/Pointer/Lab. He's 6 now so he's not quite the tiny puppy he feels like when sitting square in my lap. When he was 5, he had to have a benign tumor removed right at his shoulder joint & has been having some aches & pains from time to time since. I really can't tell much of a difference in behaviour, movement, energy or really at all when giving him the Aspirin. My real gripe I urge you to look out for is the quantity of pills needed for even one dose. One pill per only 15lbs. At nearly 80 lbs, I had to give Coburg 5 EVERY dosage, and these while not humongous pills are no tiny things either. Perhaps a bit bigger than a Bayer low-dose Aspirin or roughly 1/2 the size of a dime. Coburg is not at all a fan of taking any pills, and he's no moron. The second he even hears the bottle rattle, he's hiding in his fort & turns his nose to treats, peanut butter, pill pockets, deli meat, etc. For this reason alone, I wouldn't recommend these unless you have a small dog that thinks pills are candy like our other pup... total pain!!
Date published: 2016-04-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for senior dogs My dog is turning 16 next week and suffers from joint pains on his hind leg. He limps around the house and has a hard time walking. Last year I visited the animal hospital and found out he had thinning cartilage. Long story short I started buying these for him alongside joint supplements and T-Relief (sold on this site) and he's been moving and acting normal. While he's still slow in movement due to his age, he's not in pain or drowsy. I would recommend this to anybody who's going through the ups and downs with their senior dog.
Date published: 2016-03-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from upset stomach I tried this once for my pug who is 14 yrs old with arthritis and loosing strength in her hind legs to see if it would help with the discomfort. She seemed to take it well for the first few hours but then threw up several times as it upset her stomach. It may be helpful to some but be warned some dogs might not tolerate it well.
Date published: 2015-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Pain Free... My pooch hurt his front leg and was limping around... I gave him a dose of this and he was like a puppy again! he wasn't limping anymore and he was running around like nothing ever happened!
Date published: 2012-03-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from worked My pit was moving slowly and my vet wanted him to go on prescription meds at close to $100 a month so I got a second opinion. The second vet gave me joint supplements and these aspirin. That was 2 years ago, and although he has slowed a bit, it was much better than the alternative. These are small pills, easy to hide in a piece of cheese, I was getting the same coated aspirin at the vet, only at 3 times the price for a qty 90 bottle.
Date published: 2011-12-21
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Can human asprin be used instead?

Asked by: Jasmine
As a licensed pharmacy, we are unable to recommend giving human Aspirin to your furry baby.
Answered by: Cherley Petmeds Pro
Date published: 2017-12-12

Aspirin for dogs

My lab mix is a 12 year old with 'Wobbler's Syndrome'. She is in excellent health otherwise and receives acupuncture and glucosamine - chondroitin for her condition. She loves to walk and we walk every day. However, the problem she is having is difficulty rising and sitting. Would a low dose of aspirin be beneficial for her? Aspirin seems to have the least amount of side-effects.
Asked by: Jane
Please consult with your veterinarian. Aspirin is cleared via the kidneys. Your dog's age presents a concern due to the possibility of diminished kidney function.
Answered by: Lilli Pharmacist
Date published: 2015-09-29

can I give my 12 yo dog excel aspirin

Harley Bob is a 12 year old neutered male chow mix. he had GDV surgery in March of 2013, is it safe to give him Excel Aspirin for his arthritis?
Asked by: SUE BEE
Because he has had gastric surgery I think you should check with your veterinarian to be sure it is safe for him to have aspirin. Best of luck to you and Harley Bob.
Answered by: Linda petmeds pharmacist
Date published: 2015-07-04

How soon after stopping steroids is it safe for a dog to take aspirin?

Asked by: Popserdog
Please consult your veterinarian. Normally your doctor will recommend a wash out period after discontinuing steroids before starting any nsaid to avoid any GI upset.
Answered by: S Duesler PharmD MBA
Date published: 2015-05-28

My dog is 14 years old and 65 lbs.

She is on Trifexis. Can I give her this excel enteric aspirin for her joint pain?
Asked by: Coco
There are no known drug interactions between aspirin and trifexis
Answered by: S Duesler PharmD MBA
Date published: 2015-05-28

My b=vet said enteric coating is not good for dogs

According to my vet, a dogs' stomach acid can't break down enteric coating, so they can't absorb enteric coated aspirin. The medicine is just passed through the intestines into the stool. She also told me dog aspirin should be BUFFERED not coated, uet this mentions no buffer at all. Can someone explain to me exactly HOW this coating is different and what kind of buffering it contains?
Asked by: Kathie
Hi there, buffered aspirin contains a base to neutralize some of the acid (a buffer), while enteric coated aspirin has a special coating that won't release the drug until it reaches the intestine. Yes, aspirin is an acid, but it is a weak acid.
Answered by: James PetMeds Pro
Date published: 2015-03-31

i have a large pomeranian not sure her weight but having been giving her 1/4 rimodyl

would this work instead
Asked by: lindy
rimadyl is the safest and most effective treatment. Call your vet for the proper dose. I am a vet nurse but not legally allowed to dose your pet, even though I am capable.
Answered by: vettech
Date published: 2015-03-14

Pet Aspirin

Let me be clearer anout this: How is the pet aspirin different from aspirin for people? Is the coating different; is the aspirin different? Is the quality different? how? what?
Asked by: chaan
its not different. A dogs physiology cannot "handle" it well. I have personally witnessed in my professional career animals die from bleeding ulcers.
Answered by: vettech
Date published: 2015-05-27
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