What human medication can dogs take?

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My Top 10 List of Over-the-Counter Human Meds That Can Be Used on Pets

  • Pepcid AC (famotidine)
  • Tagamet HB (cimetidine)
  • Aspirin.
  • Artificial tears and other ophthalmic lubricants.
  • Benadryl (diphenhydramine)
  • Zyrtec (cetirizine)
  • Claritin (loratadine)
  • Neosporin and antibiotic gels.
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Knowing that a dog is in pain is upsetting.

Over-the-counter pain meds (OTC medications) and human medications can be very dangerous, even fatal, when used improperly in dogs.

dogs should not be given Advil, aspirin, Tylenol or any other pain reliever made for human consumption.

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Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, help reduce swelling, stiffness, and joint pain in humans, and they can do the same for your dog. They can bring relief to a dog with arthritis, or one who's just had surgery. But don't give your pooch something from your medicine cabinet.
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Top 10 vet recommended over-the-counter meds

  • Pepcid AC (famotidine) and
  • Tagamet HB (cimetidine) These stomach drugs are great for pets when gastric juices get flowing into overdrive.
  • Aspirin.
  • Artificial tears (Genteal, et.
  • Benadryl (diphenhydramine)
  • Neosporin and other antibiotic gels.
  • Hydrocortisone sprays, gels and creams.
  • Zyrtec.
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Other OTC antihistamines may also be effective for allergic reactions in pets, but Benadryl, Zyrtec and Claritin are most commonly recommended.

Be warned: Some pets will feel the sedating effects more than others, especially those who are also taking mood-altering drugs, certain pain relievers and seizure medications.

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Heartworm disease can be prevented in dogs and cats by giving them medication once a month that also controls various internal and external parasites. Heartworm infections are diagnosed in about 250,000 dogs each year. 1 But there is no good reason for dogs to receive preventives all year; it is just not needed.
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Two drugs, trilostane (Vetoryl®) and mitotane (Lysodren®), are commonly used.

Selegiline hydrochloride (Anipryl®) is also used to treat canine Cushing's disease, although it is not as effective as trilostane or mitotane.

Adrenal tumor.

Treatment of an Adrenal tumor requires major abdominal surgery.

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Over-the-Counter Dog Anxiety Medication.

With the approval of your veterinarian, you can give your Dog Anxiety Medication to help ease his anxiety.

Benadryl is commonly prescribed to help alleviate symptoms of anxiety in dogs.

The antihistamine is known to serve as a mild sedative.

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