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Human Medicines for your dog

Below are a few human medicines that can also help you dogs.

Please talk to your vet first!


Dogs and Human Meds

Benadryl – This helps to treat your dog’s allergies and itching. 1/2 mg per pound of dog every 8 hours.

Buffered Aspirin – Helps with minor pain relief and inflamation. – 5 mg per every pound of dog every 12 hours.

Dramamine – This reduces motion sickness in dogs as well. If your dog hates riding in the care, this might be the problem. 12.5 to 50 mg every 8 hours. Confirm with your vet.

Hydrogen peroxide 3% – To induce vomiting in your dog if he ingested something toxic. 10 ml by mouth every 15 minutes (not to exceed 3 times and call your vet!)

Kaopectate – relieves diarrhea – 1 ml per pound every 2 hours. If no relief, call your veterinarian.

Pepto Bismol – Helps with diarrhea, upset stomach and gas. 1 tsp per 20 pounds of dog every 6 hours. Again, no relief, call your veterinarian.

Mineral Oil – Relieves constipation up to 4 tbsp daily. Also, canned pumpkin is great for minor digestive problems in dogs. Just add to their food.

Written by

Jennifer Kachnic is the President of The Grey Muzzle Organization. She owns Canine Wellness, LLC in Colorado and is the author of the award winning book Your Dog's Golden Years.

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