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Do Tell: Have You Ever Used Human Meds on a Pet?

Even though many human medications are a hazard to pets' health there are some animal experts that will recommend certain doses for furry friends.

For example, Renees3's pooch B-Bop was attacked by fire ants twice now — eeks! The first time they went to the vet, where the pooch received steroids and Benadryl. However, his trainer said she could give him 1mg for every pound so, when they were unable to get to the doc the second time, she cut the 25mg pink pills in half for the tiny pooch. While I'd never recommend medicating a pet without an expert opinion, have you ever been told to do so in the past?

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kutekitkat04 kutekitkat04 7 years
The vet told me I could give my dog pepcid for diarrhea
lilkimbo lilkimbo 7 years
The vet told me I could give Pippin Benadryl either when his allergies act up or if he gets anxious about flying (this was before I'd ever flown with him). Luckily, he's a great little flyer! I have had to use Benadryl very sparingly when dealing with some seasonal allergies, though. I think I may have to get him some more in upcoming weeks since the Cherry Blossoms will be in full swing and I'm guessing (though I'm not 100% sure) they will aggravate his allergies.
lostinsomniac lostinsomniac 7 years
Pru has colitis and her vet told me that when it acts up I can give her a small amount of Imodium. I have only given it to her once after a very bad case of diarrhea.
fuzzles fuzzles 7 years
Oliver is on amlodipine for his blood pressure. The pills are about the size of a pinhead and have to be cut into quarters. If you ever wish to relive George Carlin's rant on swear words, come over to my place around dinner time. ;)
kitkatherine kitkatherine 7 years
my dog get's children's benadryll before her allergy shots to help counter her reaction. we also have given it to her when real bad break outs occur of her allergies. plus, its not even hard to get her to eat the cherry flavored liquid, just a little bit helps her so much
deanna024 deanna024 7 years
I give benadryl to our carin terrier, who has seasonal allergies. It was based on recommendation from the vet. I cut each pill in half and put the halves in banana pieces for her to eat. It works just fine and helps to tame her sneezing.
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