HOUSEHOLD MEDICATIONS FOR PETS

The following is a list of human medications commonly found in the household.  These same products can be used in pets and are especially useful if you can’t reach a veterinarian immediately.  Listed below are some dosages and common usages

Product                                   Canine Dosage                                            Feline Dosage                                                             Common Use

Buffered Aspirin               5mg per pound every 12hrs                          Not Recommended                                      Pain relief, anti-inflammatory

Vitamin B                         ½ to 2mil subcutaneously                            ½ to 1 mil subcutaneously                             Used as an appetite stimulant

                                              every 24 hours                                                  every 24 hours

B  Benadryl                             up to 2mg per pound every 8 hrs                up to 2mg per pound every 8 hrs                   treat allergies, itching, etc

Dramamine                         up to 50 mg every 8 hrs                                 up to 10 mg every 8 hrs                         used to reduce motion (car)sickness

Hydr Hydrogen Peroxide 3%     10ml by mouth every 15 min                       10ml by mouth every 15 min                          used to induce vomiting

Epinephrine 1.1000            1/10 to ½ ml intramuscular or subQ        1/10 to ½ ml intramuscular or subQ          used to treat reactions following

                                                                                                                                                                                         Insect stings, bites, or medications

Pepto Bismol                     1 tsp per 5 pounds every 6 hrs                        Not Recommended                                  used to relieve vomiting, stomach

                                                                                                                                                                                          Gas and diarrhea

Di Gel Liquid                     up to 4 tbs every 8 hours                             up to 2 tbs every 8 hours                             Antacid and anti-gas

Mineral Oil                        up to 4 tbs  daily                                              up to 2 tbs daily                                         used to eliminate constipation

Kaopectate                          1 ml per pound every 2 hours                      1 ml per pound every 2 hours                     for diarrhea

Tylenol(Acetomenophin)   NOT Recommended                                   NOT Recommended

The following are common antibiotics prescribed by veterinarians. Listed is the usual dosage and indications.

 PLEASE FOLLOW THE ADVICE OF YOUR VETERINIAN WHEN USING ANTIBIOTICS.

Amoxicillin                   5mg per lb every 12 hrs                                5mg per lb daily                                      used to fight bacterial infections

Ampicillin                  10 mg per lb every 6 hrs                                   same as canine                                        used to fight bacterial infections

Tetracycline               10 mg per lb every 8 hrs                                  same as canine                                   used to fight bacterial infections

Crystiben( each ml-150,000             1cc per 20lbs. sub-q                  same as canine                                      used to fight bacterial infections            

Units Penicillin G Benzathine

And 150,000units Penicillin G Procaine

Procaine Penicillin 300,000                 1ml per 30lbs. sub-q                  same as canine                                antibiotic to fight bacterial infections            

Units per ml

Erythromycin tablets                             5mg per lb every 8 hours             same as canine                                 antibiotic to fight bacterial infections             

This page was taken from an old Foster and Smith catalog from a long time ago I have always thought of it as a handy little reference chart for when

 I could not get a hold of my vet and needed to fix a minor problem.   I feel it is worth sharing. Please use it as a reference and a guide.  Your Vet is the best source but this may help to get you at least through the weekend with a little more knowledge..

Please use this guide using common sense, remember it is a guide only

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