Human Medications that are okay to use for Danes!

Human Medications that are okay to use for Danes!

These are commonly used over-the-counter meds used by humans for common maladies that are safe to use when your Dane has a minor issue that can safely be treated at home. If your pet does not respond quickly or well to at home treatment, please see your vet ASAP.

On the items below you can most of the time follow the directions on the box or bottle since Danes weigh almost if not more than people do.

1 teaspoon is 5 mL and 1 tablespoon is 15 mL

Medication Usage Dosage
Aspirin (St. Joseph’s Baby is best) Do NOT use anything with Acetaminophen Analgesic, Anti-Inflammatory 5 mg per pound orally every 12 hours
Benadryl Antihistamine 2 mg per pound orally every 8 hours
Betadine-solution Topical Antiseptic Dilute to 0.2% (2 mL to 2 quarts tap water)
Charcoal Binds Stomach poisons 1 5gm tablet per 10lbs.; keep at least 30 tablets available
Chlorhexidine solution Topical antiseptic Dilute to 0.05% (25mL to 2 quarts tap water)
Dramamine Motion sickness 2 to 4 mg per pound orally ever 8 hours
Gasex Gas problem and assistance with first signs of Bloat Follow directions on box and call your vet immediately in case it is Bloat
Hydrogen peroxide Induce vomiting 1 teaspoon per 10lbs. orally; may repeat every 15 to 30 minutes (3 times only)
Kaopectate For persistent diarrhea 1/2 to 1 mL per pound (or 1 to 2 teaspoons per 10lbs) orally every 4 hours
Milk of Magnesia Antacid, laxative 2 to 5 mL per pound orally every 4 to 6 hours (antacid); or 7 to 25 mL per pound orally once only (laxative)
Mineral oil Lubricant, laxative 10 to 50 mL per dog; add to food
Pepto-Bismol For diarrhea or upset tummy 0.5 to 1.5 mL per pound orally every 12 hours
Robitussin Expectorant 1 teaspoon per 20lbs orally every 4 hours, as needed
Robitussin DM or Benylin Expectorant Cough suppressant 0.5 to 1 mg per pound (or 1 teaspoon per 20lbs) orally every 6 hours
Medication Usage Dosage
Aspirin (St. Joseph’s Baby is best) Do NOT use anything with Acetaminophen Analgesic, Anti-Inflammatory 5 mg per pound orally every 12 hours
Benadryl Antihistamine 2 mg per pound orally every 8 hours
Betadine-solution Topical Antiseptic Dilute to 0.2% (2 mL to 2 quarts tap water)
Charcoal Binds Stomach poisons 1 5gm tablet per 10lbs.; keep at least 30 tablets available
Chlorhexidine solution Topical antiseptic Dilute to 0.05% (25mL to 2 quarts tap water)
Dramamine Motion sickness 2 to 4 mg per pound orally ever 8 hours
Gasex Gas problem and assistance with first signs of Bloat Follow directions on box and call your vet immediately in case it is Bloat
Hydrogen peroxide Induce vomiting 1 teaspoon per 10lbs. orally; may repeat every 15 to 30 minutes (3 times only)
Kaopectate For persistent diarrhea 1/2 to 1 mL per pound (or 1 to 2 teaspoons per 10lbs) orally every 4 hours
Milk of Magnesia Antacid, laxative 2 to 5 mL per pound orally every 4 to 6 hours (antacid); or 7 to 25 mL per pound orally once only (laxative)
Mineral oil Lubricant, laxative 10 to 50 mL per dog; add to food
Pepto-Bismol For diarrhea or upset tummy 0.5 to 1.5 mL per pound orally every 12 hours
Robitussin Expectorant 1 teaspoon per 20lbs orally every 4 hours, as needed
Robitussin DM or Benylin Expectorant Cough suppressant 0.5 to 1 mg per pound (or 1 teaspoon per 20lbs) orally every 6 hours

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