INFOGRAPHIC-Nine Human Medications That are Generally Safe for Dogs
One winter, we were on a vacation in a remote part of Virginia. We brought two of our boxers, Sparks and Storm. When we arrived at our rural destination, we went out for a hike with the dogs. Upon returning, we noticed that Sparks seemed to be having an allergic reaction to something and her tongue began to swell. It was Sunday, and there was no vet in the small town nearby. We went to the grocery store and bought some Benedryl. Fortunately, about an hour after giving Sparks the medication-the swelling went down, and she was fine. With that thought in mind, it’s always good to know which human medications are generally safe for dogs and the dosage. It might be a matter of life and death! We created this infographic with that in mind.
Here is a list of the 9 medications on the infographic. The infographic will list the recommended dosages for dogs.
Nine Human Medications That are Generally Safe for Dogs
- MIRALAX – reduces constipation
- PEPCID – reduces stomach acid
- BENADRYL – antihistamine and a mild sedative
- NEOSPORIN – minor scrapes and cuts
- GLUCOSAMINE – arthritis pain
- ASPIRIN – short term for dogs
- KAOPECTATE – vomiting and diarrhea
- GAS-X – reduces gas – may stop or reverse bloat in some cases
- DRAMAMINE – movement sickness
We hope this information proves helpful. These nine medications are generally safe for use by dogs as reported by some leading veterinary websites. This infographic lists the medications and suggested dosages – good reference!
IF POSSIBLE-Always check with your vet before giving your dog any medications!