It’s important to understand a medication’s uses and side effects before giving it to your pet. This medication info sheet is meant to give you a good understanding of what Robitussin (dextromethorphan) is used for, how it works, and potential side effects in cats and dogs. Always consult a veterinarian before giving your pet any medication.
|Dog’s Weight in Pounds||Dose of Aspirin Repeat dose every 12-24 hours|
|5 pounds||81 mg–1/4 tablet|
|10 pounds||81 mg–1/2 tablet|
|20 pounds||81 mg–1 tablet|
|40 pounds||81 mg–2 tablets|
This advice is definitely not for all coughing dogs. Heck, it’s probably not even appropriate for the majority of coughing dogs. This (guaifenesin) is a poor choice for dogs with congestive heart failure. It’s a poor choice as monotherapy for respiratory infections. It’s a poor choice as monotherapy for pulmonary allergies without also addressing the inflammatory component of said allergies.
Here is what’s certain:
It can be very confusing and even more so when it comes to your precious pet dog.
Are you wondering if Robitussin can be given to your dog for a cough, mucus, sinus problems or other flu-like symptoms?
Guaifenesin is a super popular medicine. Robitussin in particular has at least 15 different variations including some formulated for children.
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
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