Veterinary Medicine

Question: Is it safe to give my dog aspirin?

Answer: Yes, but NOT Aleve®, Tylenol®, or Ibuprofen.

The dose is one adult aspirin per 80 pounds. Please check with your veterinarian before giving over-the-counter medications.

Other common medication that

are safe are:

• Benadryl (1/2 - 1 mg per pound, maximum of 2 mg per pound).

• Kaopectate for diarrhea (1 cc per pound every 2 hrs).

• Canned pumpkin for constipation (1/2 tsp under 10 lbs, 1 tsp for 10-25 lbs).

• RobitussinDM for coughing (1 tsp per 20 lbs every 8-12 hrs).

• PeptoBismol for diarrhea (1 tsp per 5 lbs or 1 caplet per 20 lbs).

Hydrogen peroxide can be use to induce vomiting (10 cc by mouth; repeat in 15 min).

Always call your veterinarian first. They may have other recommendations.

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