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Human Meds that are Vet Approved

Here is a list of human medicines  that can also work for our dogs.

Please check with your veterinarian first!


Benedryl – This treats allergies and itching in dogs. 1/2 mg per pound of dog – every 8 hours.

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

Dramamine – Reduces motion sickness in dogs. 12.5 to 50 mg every 8 hours.

Hydrogen Peroxide 3% – This will induce vomiting when necessary. 10 ml by mouth every 15 minutes (not to exceed 3 times). Please contact your veterinarian if you dog ingests anything toxic.

Kaopectate – Helps with diarrhea and upset stomach (gas too). 1 tsp per 20 pounds of dog every 6 hours.

Mineral Oil – Relieves constipation up to 4 tbsp daily. Also, try canned pumpkin for digestive problems with your dog.

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.