Dog-Friendly Over the Counter Medications

Always ask a veterinarian before giving any medication to your dog Even 'sate" human meds can be toxic to certain breeds or pets with preexisting conditions.

Bendadryl for Allergies and Itching
1 milligram per pound of dog

Buffered Aspirin to Relieve Pain and Inflammation
1/2 baby aspirin for dogs under 10 pounds 1 baby aspinn for dogs 10-30 pounds 1/2 regular aspirin for dogs 30-50 pounds 1 regular aspirin for dogs 50-100 pounds 2 regular aspirins for dogs over 100 pounds

Dramamine for Motion Sickness
12.5 milligrams for small dogs 25 milligrams for medium dogs 50 milligrams for large dogs

Hydrogen Peroxide Used to Induce Vomiting After Accidental Ingestion of Toxic Substances
10 milliliters by mouth

Pepto Bismol for Diarrhea, Vomiting and Gas
1 teaspoon per 20 pounds of dog’s weight (toxic to cats!)

Gas-X to Minimize Flatulence or Gas Discomfort
1/4 adult dose for small dogs 1/2 adult dose for medium dogs 1 adult dose for large dogs

Hydrocortisone for Itching or Irritated Skin
Small amount applied topically up to twice daily

Pepcid Ac (Famotidine) I Zantac (Ranitidine) to Reduce Stomach Acids Caused by Ulcers, Acid Reflux or Bellyache
1/4 tablet for dogs under 20 pounds 1/2 tablet for dogs 20-60 pounds 1 tablet for dogs over 60 pounds

Imodium A-D for Diarrhea
1 milligram per pound of dog

Robitussin Dm for Coughing or Hacking
1 teaspoon per 10 pounds of dog’s weight