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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.
Confirmed through:  http://www.walkervalleyvet.com/index.htm
Dosage Calculator:  http://www.vetguru.com/over-the-counter-dosage-calculator/ 
Product Canine Dosage Feline Dosage Common Use
Benadryl 1 mg per pound every 8 hrs. 1 mg per pound every 8 hrs. treat allergies, itching etc.
Buffered Aspirin 5 mg per pound every 12 hrs. Not recommended pain relief, anti-inflammatory
Dramamine up to 50 mg every 8 hrs. (by weight) up to 10 mg every 8 hrs. used to reduce motion (car) sickness
Di Gel Liquid up to 4 tbs every 8 hrs. up to 2 tbs every 8 hrs. antacid & anti-gas
Epinephrine 1:1000 1/10 to 1/2 ml intramuscular or subcutaneously 1/10 to 2/10 ml intramuscular or subcutaneously used to treat reactions following insect stings, bites or medications
Hydrocortisone Apply small amount 2X daily Apply small amount 2X daily relieve itchy, raw or irritated skin
Hydrogen Peroxide 3% 10 ml by mouth every 15 mins. 10 ml by mouth every 15 mins. used to induce vomiting after accidental ingestion of a poison
Kaopectate * See Below Note 1 ml per pound every 2 hrs. 1 ml per pound every 2 hrs. for diarrhea SEE BELOW
Mineral Oil up to 4 tbs daily up to 2 tbs daily used to eliminate constipation
Pepcid-AC 1/4 to 1 tablet/12 hrs 1/4 tablet Reduce stomach acids, belly ache, ulcers.
Pepto Bismol 1 tsp per 20 pounds every 6 hrs. Not recommended used to relieve vomiting or stomach gas, diarrhoea
Tylenol (Acetaminophen)
Advil (Ibuprofen)
Not recommended Not recommended  
Vitamin B 1/2 to 2 ml subcutaneously every 24 hrs. 1/2 to 2 ml subcutaneously every 24 hrs. used as an appetite stimulant
*Certain dog breeds related to Collies may have adverse reactions to Kaopectate and Imodium. Do not give to Collies, Shelties, Australian Shepherds, and Long-haired Whippits.
 
The following are common antibiotics prescribed by veterinarians. Listed is the usual dosage and indications.
Please follow the advice of your veterinarian when using antibiotics.
Product Canine Dosage Feline Dosage Common Use
Amoxicillin 5 mg per pound every 12 hrs. 5 mg per pound daily used to fight bacterial infections
Ampicillin 10 mg per pound every 6 hrs. 10 mg per pound every 6 hrs. used to fight bacterial infections
Tetracycline 10 mg per pound every 8 hrs. 10 mg per pound every 8 hrs. used to fight bacterial infections
Pen BP-48 1 cc per 20 pounds every 48 hrs. subcutaneously not recommended used to fight bacterial infections
(each ml - 150,000 units Penicillin G. Benzathine and 150,000 units Penicillin G. Procaine)
Procaine Penicillin 1 ml per 30 pounds subcutaneously 1 ml per 30 pounds subcutaneously used to fight bacterial infections
300,000 units per ml
Erythromycin tablets 5 mg per pound every 3 hrs. 5 mg per pound every 3 hrs. used to fight bacterial infections