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Medication Conversion Between Dogs And People
Pet Medication List
Always check with your veterinarian before administering any human medications to your dog!
PRINTABLE PDF OTC (Over-The-Counter) medication dosage conversion
ASPIRIN ~ DOSAGE: 5 mg per lb every 12 hrs ~ COMMON USE: Pain relief, anti-inflammatory
BENADRYL ~ DOSAGE: 1 mg. per lb every 8 hrs ~ COMMON USE: Treat allergies, itching, etc.
DIA-GEL LIQUID ~ DOSAGE: 1 to 4 mg depending on weight ~ COMMON USE: Antacid and anti-gas
DRAMAMINE ~ DOSAGE: Up to 50 mg every 8 hrs ~ COMMON USE: Used to reduce motion (car) sickness
EPINEPHRINE usually administered intramuscular/subcutaneously for stings, bites or meds
HYDROGEN PEROXIDE 3% ~ DOSAGE: 1 ml per lb by mouth every 15 minutes ~ COMMON USE: Induces vomiting after ingestion of poison
IMODIOUM (LOPERAMIDE) ~ DOSAGE: 1 mg pill per 20 lbs 2-3 times per day (no more than 2 days) ~ COMMON USE: For diarrhea
KAOPECTATE ~ DOSAGE: 1 ml per lb every 2 hrs ~ COMMON USE: For diarrhea
MINERAL OIL ~ DOSAGE: Up to 4 tablespoons daily ~ COMMON USE: Used to eliminate constipation
PEPCID (FAMOTIDINE) ~ DOSAGE: one 5 mg pill per 10 lbs every 12-24 hrs ~ COMMON USE: Antacid, ulcer or GI issues
TYLENOL (ACETAMINOPHEN) ~ DOSAGE: Not recommended ~ COMMON USE: Not recommended
PEPTO BISMOL ~ DOSAGE: 1 teaspoon per 10 lbs every 6-8 hrs ~ COMMON USE: Relieves vomiting or stomach gas, diarrhea
VITAMIN B ~ DOSAGE: ˝ to 2 ml subcutaneously every 24 hrs ~ COMMON USE: Used as appetite stimulant
The following are common antibiotic medications prescribed by veterinarians. Do not use outdated medications and ALWAYS follow the advice of your veterinarian when using antibiotics. Antibiotics fight bacterial infections NOT viral infections.
AMOXICILLIN ~ DOSAGE: 5 mg per lb every 12 hrs | AMPICILLIN ~ DOSAGE: 10 mg per lb every 6 hrs
ERYTHROMYCIN TABLETS ~ DOSAGE: 5 mg per lb every 8 hrs | PEN BP-4; each ml includes 150,000 units each of penicillin G. Benzathine/Penicillin G. Procaine ~ DOSAGE: 1 cc per 20 lbs every 48 hrs subcutaneously
PROCAINE PENICILLIN; 300,000 units per ml ~ DOSAGE: 1 ml per 30 lbs subcutaneously | TETRACYCLINE ~ DOSAGE: 10 mg per lb every 8 hrs ~
Normal Temperatures in Fahrenheit
Canine = 101.5° F ~ Feline = 101.5° F ~ Equine = 100.5° F ~ Elephant = 97° F ~ Human = 98.6° F
Weights & Conversions
1 kilogram (kg) = 2.204 pounds (lb) ~ 1 kilogram = 1000 grams (gm)
1 gram = 1,000 milligrams (mg) ~ 1 milligram (mg) = 1/65 grain
1 ml = 1 cc ~ 15 drops = 1 ml ~ 1 teaspoon (tsp) = 5 ml
1 tablespoon (tbs) = 15 ml ~ 1 ounce (oz) = 30 ml
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