Thursday, January 20

Robitussin for your pet's cough / Ask your VET about this:

Puppy cough  ( Robitussin for pets)  Most Vets Refer to this dosage:
Ask your Vet about this OTC medicaiton:
From ASK The Pet Nurse's Site:

QuestionOur new pup has pneumonia.  The vet has her on Clavomax, and also tried a 7 day course of something the pharmacist likened to a Z pack for humans.  She seems to be doing great, but she has this gurgling that is not getting better.  Do they eventually expel the fluid or is there something we can do?  How long until we know she's better?
Also, she seems to urinate three or four times right in a row, and wets her crate a lot.  I'm wondering if she might have some sort of urinary issue as well, or is this normal for a pup?

Answer
Ask your vet if you can give this for the cough... JUST  give a small amount 2 x per day:
see here:
Cough Suppressant:  Robitussin DM

Robitussin Dm, Benylin Expectorant (destromethorphan) or Siltussin DM (Silarx) - Look for products containing Guaifenesin (100mg) and Dextromethorphan. While these products are not approved for veterinary use by the FDA they are common practice in the veterinary community.

Dosage:(10mg) per teaspoonful..5 to 1 mg per pound (or 1 teaspoon per 20 pounds) orally every 6 hours. The dose for Robitussin DM in small dogs is 1/2 teaspoon every 4 hours. The usual dose in large dogs is 1 teaspoonful every 4 hours.

Side effects:Number 1 side effect is sleepiness. If your dog shows other symptoms such as dry heaves and shows changes in behavior such as lethargic behavior, take your dog to the Emergency Room or veterinarian as soon as possible.

Precautions:Do not use these products with an MAO inhibitor such as Anipryl (selegiline) or Preventic Tick Collar.


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