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Human Meds that are safe for Pets

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    Posted: August 19 2007 at 5:09pm
Here is some information regarding treating your pet with human meds.  There is nothing about Tamiflu for pets, but everything else seems to be fairly common.   Wink
 
 

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Human Drugs that are safe for Dogs & Cats

Please note: We are not veterinarians nor do we claim to be. Nothing here is meant to replace what your veterinarian says. Always consult with your veterinarian first. This list is provided as a guide only!

 

NOT SAFE
(If a drug is NOT listed here, please do not assume it is safe to give to your dog, always consult your veterinarian first)


Other common medicines and so called social "drugs" which definitely should not be given by owners to their pets are :

* Paracetamol
* Ibuprofen
* Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
* Alcohol of any kind
* Benzocaine
* The laxative phenolphthalein
* Iron supplements
* Vitamin D supplements
* Nebuliser medications prescribed for asthma
* Drugs used to control "fits" e.g. phenytoin (toxic in cats)
* Coffee and tea (due to the caffeine content)
* Cannabis or any other illegal drug.

All of the above have been documented to cause serious illness - and are potentially fatal . The message is - NEVER assume what is safe for you and your children is safe for your pet - the chances are it isn't.

SAFE

Household Medications for pets

The following is a list of common household human medications that can be used on pets. These Medications can be especially useful if you can't reach a veterinarian.

Product

Common Usage

Canine (dog) Dosage

Feline (cat) Dosage

Buffered Aspirin pain relife, anti-inflammatory 5 mg per lg. every 12 hours not recommended
Vitamin B used as an appetite stimulant 1/2 to 2ml subcutaneously every 24 hours 1/2 to 1ml subcutaneously every 24 hours
Benadryl treats allergies, itching etc. 1/2mg per lb. every 8 hours (max dose 2mg per lb.) same as canine dose
Dramamine reduces motion (car) sickness up to 50mg every 8 hours up to 10mg every 8 hours
Hydrogen Peroxide 3% used to induce vomiting after accidential ingestion of poison 10ml by mouth every 15 minutes same as canine dose
Epinephrine 1:1000 used to treat reactions following medications, insect bites & stings 1/10 to 1/2ml intramuscular or subcutaneously 1/10 to 2/10ml intramuscular or subcutaneously
Pepto Bismol for diarrhea, vomiting & anti-gas 1 tsp per 5 lbs every 6 hours not recommended
Di Gel Liquid antacid and anti-gas up to 4 tbs every 8 hours up to 2 tbs every 8 hours
Mineral Oil eliminates constipation up to 4 tbs daily up to 2 tbs daily
Kaopectate relieves diarrhea 1 ml per lb. every 2 hours same as canine dose

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Antibiotic Dosages for pets

The following is a list of common antibiotics prescribed by veterinarians. Recommended dosages and common usage's are included. Please follow the advice of your veterinarian when using antibiotics.

Product

Common Usage

Canine (dog) Dosage

Feline (cat) Dosage

Amoxicillin used to fight bacterial infection 5 mg per lb. ev ery 12 hours 5 mg per lb. daily
Ampicillian used to fight bacterial infection 10 mg per lb. every 6 hours same as canine dose
Tetracycline used to fight bacterial infection 10 mg per lb. every 8 hours same as canine dose
PEN BP-48 used to fight bacterial infection 1 cc per 20lbs subcutaneously every 48 hours not recommended
Penicillian i300,000 units/mil used to fight bacterial infection 1 ml per 30 lbs. subcutaneously same as canine dose

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Thank-You Albert ... This has been a great help to me. I've worried about being able to treat my pets if they get hurt or a infection of some kind. And I have alot of pets. Smile   I take in strays and find them homes. (I'm my vet's BEST friend) Sometimes they are with me for a long time and end up calling my home thier home. I've found several recipes for making pet food and prep those items. Any info anyone can find for pet food or meds please post.
I thank you and my pets thank you!
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The Merck Veterinary Manual is available online. It has a lot of valuable information regarding the treatment of animals. It can also be ordered through your local bookstore.
 
It would be a valuable reference for your home library, especially during a prolonged disaster when it may be impossible to consult with a veterinarian..
 
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I should also add that they publish books for Human health:
 
All these books could proove useful in a home library.
 
 
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Originally posted by Wicker Wicker wrote:

Thank-You Albert ... This has been a great help to me. I've worried about being able to treat my pets if they get hurt or a infection of some kind. And I have alot of pets. Smile   I take in strays and find them homes. (I'm my vet's BEST friend) Sometimes they are with me for a long time and end up calling my home thier home. I've found several recipes for making pet food and prep those items. Any info anyone can find for pet food or meds please post.
I thank you and my pets thank you!
 
Well thank you Wicker, it's my pleasure. 
 
There's a spanish gentleman who lives down the road from me who has several cats and dogs, and of course they barely have enough money to get by themselves so they are unable to purchase regular pet meds, pet food, etc .... so I try to help them whenever possible.   Giving them pet food is one thing, but obtaining pet meds is quite the other story.   Since they have no choice but to treat their pets with human meds, I was somewhat forced to look into what meds can work on pets. 
 
Thanks again for the support Wicker, and I'm glad that you found it helpful. 
 
 
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Thanks Albert, for the link to pet meds. You're a very caring person. I've wanted something like this for quite a while. You Rock! D
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