SAFE Over-the-Counter Medications

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Here are some dog-friendly and safe over-the-counter medications you can give to your pup!

*Please note: Always start off with small doses; you can always give more later on.

 

  • Benadryl
    • Uses: allergy, itching
    • Dosage: 1 mg per pound
  • Baby aspirin
    • Uses: pain, inflammation
    • Dosage: 81-243 mg (1-3 pills)
  • Dramamine
    • Uses: motion sickness
    • Dosage: 12.5-50 mg (1-4 pills)
  • Pepto Bismol
    • Uses: indigestion, nausea, diarrhea
    • Dosage: 1 teaspoon per 20 pounds
  • Robitussin
    • Uses: coughing, hacking
    • 1 teaspoon per 15 pounds
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
    • Uses: induce vomiting after inducing toxic substance
    • Dosage: 5-15 mL
  • Imodium
    • Uses: diarrhea
    • Dosage: 1 mg per pound
  • Hydrocortisone cream
    • Uses: itching
    • Dosage: pea-sized rubbed on topically

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