The vet at Banfield prescribed methocarbamol tablets for my (12 year old) 27 lb. Sheltie with displacia.
I had been using baby aspirin every once in a while and it always seemed to work but my dog started spitting out the baby aspirin. I was looking for a better pain killer, even though I still liked the aspirin. Apparently the vet was completely against aspirin. I gave my dog the prescribed methocarbamol tablets as per her instructions from the vet but within 2 or 3 hours the medication
caused black stool and diarrhea.
I called the vet the next day and she was adimant that the aspirin I had been giving my dog had caused the black stool and diarrhea...so after a heated conversation with the vet I further researched methocarbamol and it very specifically states that methocarbamol causes black stool and diarrhea.
It had nothing to do with the aspirin! I felt like she was extremely closed minded about the aspirin and I lost faith in her opinion.
Product or Service Mentioned: Banfield Pet Hospital Pet Medical Service.
Monetary Loss: $10.