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|
|Penicillin||5-10 mg per lb, 1-4 times per day||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
Hiya – our cocker spaniel has skin fold dermatitis- we have got the infection down to a tiny area but she has now finished her vetinary meds (we are still treating with fucibet cream and flamazinr cream). Can we use flucloxicillin on her and what dose would it need to be?
Many thanks, we are trying to avoid further vetinary fees and visits as we are in a very high risk area for covid (Liverpool city region).
I’m sorry, but I don’t know what pet meds you just finished. Flucloxicillin is a narrow spectrum penicillin which means it may not work on the specific bacteria you are trying to eliminate. One thought is you might ask your vet if there is a human version of the meds you just finished as they can often be much cheaper than the pet version.
My two pit bulls recently got in a dog fight, the one Pitbull is absolutely fine, but the other one has a really bad right ear, in the process I also got bit I went to the Urgent Care they fixed me up, and prescribed me antibiotics I believe the milligram is 125 my question is can I give some of it to my dog that got hurt, and if so how much, it is a pill not a capsule.
Often times, yes, human medicines will work; sometimes no. What is the name of antibiotic that was prescribed for you?
For the dog with the bad ear, a rinse or compress a couple times a day with a salt water solution (2 teaspoons of table salt per cup of warm water) will help. Salt has natural anti-bacterial properties to cleanse and dry the wound.