Some human medicines can be used for dogs and cats. You can see a list here. For use in dogs, here are a few human meds and the dosage to use for dogs.
Always check with your veterinarian before administering any drugs to your pets.
|Medicine||Canine Dosage||Used for|
|Buffered Aspirin||5 mg per lb every 12 hrs||Pain relief, anti-inflammatory|
|Vitamin B||½ to 2 ml subcutaneously every 24 hrs||Used as an appetite stimulant|
|Benadryl||Up to 2 mg per lb every 8 hrs||Treat allergies, itching, etc.|
|Dramamine||Up to 50 mg every 8 hrs||Used to reduce motion (car) sickness|
|Hydrogen Peroxide 3%||10 ml by mouth every 15 minutes||Used to induce vomiting after accidental ingestion of poison|
|Epinephrine 1:1000||1/10 to ½ ml intramuscular or subcutaneously||Used to treat reactions following insect stings, bites or medications|
|Pepto Bismol||1 teaspoon per 5 lbs every 6 hrs||Used to relieve vomiting or stomach gas, diarrhea|
|Mylanta||Dogs: 1 tsp every 4-6 hours for dogs less than 20 lbs;
2 tsp every 4-6 hours for dogs 21-50 lbs; and
3 tsp every 4-6 hours for dogs greater than 51 lbs.
|Used for upset stomach and gas problems|
|Di Gel Liquid||Up to 4 tablespoons every 8 hrs||Antacid and anti-gas|
|Mineral Oil||Up to 4 tablespoons daily||Used to eliminate constipation|
|Kaopectate||1 ml per lb every 2 hrs||For diarrhea (Not for cats!)|
|Amoxicillin||5 mg per lb every 12 hrs||Treats bacterial infections|
|Ampicillin||10 mg per lb every 6 hrs||Treats bacterial infections|
|Tetracycline||10 mg per lb every 8 hrs||Treats bacterial infections|
|PEN BP-4each ml includes 150,000 units each of penicillin G. Benzathine/Penicillin G. Procaine||1 cc per 20 lbs every 48 hrs subcutaneously||Treats bacterial infections|
|Procaine Penicillin300,000 units per ml||1 ml per 30 lbs subcutaneously||Fights bacterial infections|
|Erythromycin tablets||5 mg per lb every 8 hrs||Fights bacterial infections|
Source: Delilah Penn