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Hi, I work in China and there are no vets in my area.  A stray dog maybe 5 Kg. at work has barbed wire wrapped around it's leg and is in a lot of pain.  Is it Ok to give the dog a small dose of Ambien so it will sleep and I can take the wire off.  It will eventually die from infection if this is not done.  

Please respond ASAP as I only have a short time to help it.



Sorry to hear about this but glad you are trying to help him.

This is a medical question and we need to find an online vet to ask him the best method to deal with this.

I searched for "ask a vet online free" and found several sites. Try to go on a couple and ask how to handle this.

Here is one site:

And one you might be able to call and talk to someone:

I would be very careful as to what you give him. Many human meds are poisonous for dogs. Maybe also search for an emergency vet that you can call.

I wish I could do more but you need to speak with a vet.

Let me know if I can do anything else.



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