My daughter is taking care of a puppy that was left at the house shes staying in and when she came home from school the puppy was limping and acting like he was having pain. She is pregnant and doesn't have money for a vet visit. Does anyone know if she can give advil for children to the puppy? Is it safe? Any sugestions are greatly apperciated. Thank you so much. I don't know anything about meds for dogs, I love them but I just don't feel comfortable enough to tell her what to do besides to try to massage it and use a heating pad. It bothers him when he tries to put weight on it and he doesn't have any ovious wounds or broken bones. We don't know why he limping. Her room mate has children also. I am hoping that her children didn't do anything to the pup.