Dextromethorphan can be appropriate to treat coughing in dogs, but it is only when used following your veterinarian’s instructions. Just because this medication is available over the counter does not make it safe to give as you wish. It should be given to an animal only under the guidance of a licensed veterinarian.
How do you make cough syrup for dogs?
If your dog is small or medium, you should give half a teaspoon of honey and if your dog is large, one full teaspoon. Repeat the dose four times a day. When using coconut oil, the recommended dose is one teaspoon per 10 pounds of body weight, and you should divide this up during the day.
15mg tablets; 15mg and 25mg capsules; 5mg/5mL, 7.5mg/5mL, 10mg/5mL, 15mg/5mL, and 20mg/15mL oral liquid/syrup; 30mg/5mL extended release liquid; 5mg, 7.5mg, and 15mg lozenges; and 7.5mg oral strips
Dextromethorphan increases the cough threshold in the part of the brain that triggers a coughing reflex
Can you give dogs baby Robitussin?
Can dogs take baby cough medicine?
What cough syrup is safe for dogs?
This cough and congestion combo drug works for canines too. In fact, veterinarians sometimes prescribe it.