OTC Medicines For Your Dogs? Here's What You Need To Know

OTC Medicines For Your Dogs? Here's What You Need To Know

It can be tempting to just go to a human pharmacy and buy some medication to feed your dog when they have tummy aches. Isn’t the stuff for tummy problems all the same anyway?

This isn’t always true – but as it turns out, some human medication can be given to your dogs safely.

First, you need to identify what’s causing the tummy upset and if it requires medication. Often, you just need to let your dogs vomit it out, and then they’ll be as right as rain. However, if things seem to be worse than that, then you might want to consider something like Pepto-Bismol to help.

The reason they will work is because similar medications are prescribed by vets for certain types of digestive problems. However, always make sure to consult with your vet first – and if things seem bad, bring your dogs to the vet as soon as possible.

Generally speaking, the medication given is dependent on your dog’s weight. However, the recommended dose may change depending on your dog’s age, and if they have other ongoing conditions at the time. It’s always best to talk to your vet about this first, before trying to give your pooches any medication!

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