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Author Topic: Over the Counter Medications - chart - how much to give your pet  (Read 4773 times)
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« on: December 19, 2013, 05:32:55 PM »

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« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2013, 05:55:26 PM »

Thank YouThanks Sandie... This is so helpful. nodding
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« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2013, 10:09:10 PM »

This is good information to have, thanks Sandie. thumbsup
I have read this before and often thought I should print it out and keep it handy just in case, but knowing me I wouldn't find it at hand when needed, maybe a moderator could pin this for us so we always know where to look.  nodding
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« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2013, 06:45:09 AM »

Thanks for sharing/posting, Sandie. thumbsup 
It sure is a helpful chart see.


I'll sticky it so members can refer to / find it easily.
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« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2013, 07:12:51 AM »



That's a great chart Sandie.  May I also add the following link which contains a list of human antihistamines which can be used for dogs - along with dosages?

Hope it is helpful.

http://www.ingleburnvet.com.au/antihistamines.htm


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« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2013, 10:25:44 AM »

That link is also great, thanks for adding it, Mary!

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« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2013, 11:23:25 AM »

OK, I know I'm anally retentive, but I have to add- I always get nervous when I see mineral oil advised for children or animals. If mineral oil is accidentally inhaled- ie the dog or child chokes and it gets into the lungs- it creates a truly nasty lung injury that can be quite serious. It's usually not worth the risk as there are other ways to treat constipation.

Sorry, I just had to say that. Otherwise, great chart!
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« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2013, 11:38:37 AM »

Good to have that precaution here, Chris thanks!  Constipation -- canned pumpkin!
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« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2013, 11:41:52 AM »

I gave Daisy a dehydrated rabbit's foot - with hair and all - as a Halloween treat and then she stopped eating [and consequently pooping] for a week! We visited our vet, who really wanted to do an xray - he seemed like he expected to see a whole rabbit's foot inside of her even though we told him she chewed it up well - but suggested after hearing some symptoms that she might just have heartburn or indigestion. He recommended 1/4 of store-brand Pepcid based on her +/- 15lbs weight and it must have worked because she started eating again within 1 hour of the first dose. We kept her on it for a week, a quarter dose every twelve hours and have pulled it out occasionally when Daisy goes more than a day without really eating [she is apparently not interested in all the kibble I've spent so much time researching].

I did not see it on the list, but famotidine [the active ingredient] is safe for dogs. Based off my bottle, 2.5mg seems adequate for 15lbs, if that was indeed her problem. I know other people who have given their pets Tums or other antacids as calcium supplements.
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