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Human Drugs that are safe for Dogs & Cats

Please note: We are not veterinarians nor do we claim to be. Nothing here is meant to replace what your veterinarian says. Always consult with your veterinarian first. This list is provided as a guide only!

 

NOT SAFE
(If a drug is NOT listed here, please do not assume it is safe to give to your dog, always consult your veterinarian first)


Other common medicines and so called social "drugs" which definitely should not be given by owners to their pets are :

* Paracetamol
* Ibuprofen
* Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
* Alcohol of any kind
* Benzocaine
* The laxative phenolphthalein
* Iron supplements
* Vitamin D supplements
* Nebuliser medications prescribed for asthma
* Drugs used to control "fits" e.g. phenytoin (toxic in cats)
* Coffee and tea (due to the caffeine content)
* Cannabis or any other illegal drug.

All of the above have been documented to cause serious illness - and are potentially fatal . The message is - NEVER assume what is safe for you and your children is safe for your pet - the chances are it isn't.

SAFE

Household Medications for pets

The following is a list of common household human medications that can be used on pets. These Medications can be especially useful if you can't reach a veterinarian.

Product

Common Usage

Canine (dog) Dosage

Feline (cat) Dosage

Buffered Aspirin pain relife, anti-inflammatory 5 mg per lg. every 12 hours not recommended
Vitamin B used as an appetite stimulant 1/2 to 2ml subcutaneously every 24 hours 1/2 to 1ml subcutaneously every 24 hours
Benadryl treats allergies, itching etc. 1/2mg per lb. every 8 hours (max dose 2mg per lb.) same as canine dose
Dramamine reduces motion (car) sickness up to 50mg every 8 hours up to 10mg every 8 hours
Hydrogen Peroxide 3% used to induce vomiting after accidential ingestion of poison 10ml by mouth every 15 minutes same as canine dose
Epinephrine 1:1000 used to treat reactions following medications, insect bites & stings 1/10 to 1/2ml intramuscular or subcutaneously 1/10 to 2/10ml intramuscular or subcutaneously
Pepto Bismol for diarrhea, vomiting & anti-gas 1 tsp per 5 lbs every 6 hours not recommended
Di Gel Liquid antacid and anti-gas up to 4 tbs every 8 hours up to 2 tbs every 8 hours
Mineral Oil eliminates constipation up to 4 tbs daily up to 2 tbs daily
Kaopectate relieves diarrhea 1 ml per lb. every 2 hours same as canine dose

Sources:
Animals Unlimited Network, Inc.

 

Antibiotic Dosages for pets

The following is a list of common antibiotics prescribed by veterinarians. Recommended dosages and common usage's are included. Please follow the advice of your veterinarian when using antibiotics.

Product

Common Usage

Canine (dog) Dosage

Feline (cat) Dosage

Amoxicillin used to fight bacterial infection 5 mg per lb. ev ery 12 hours 5 mg per lb. daily
Ampicillian used to fight bacterial infection 10 mg per lb. every 6 hours same as canine dose
Tetracycline used to fight bacterial infection 10 mg per lb. every 8 hours same as canine dose
PEN BP-48 used to fight bacterial infection 1 cc per 20lbs subcutaneously every 48 hours not recommended
Penicillian i300,000 units/mil used to fight bacterial infection 1 ml per 30 lbs. subcutaneously same as canine dose

Sources:
Animals Unlimited Network, Inc.

 

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