Cough medications such as dextromethorphan (Robitussin) and guaifenesin (Mucinex) are sometimes used in pets, but should only be used as recommended by your vet.
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For coughing: –Dextromethorphan (Robitussin DM with dextromethorphan at 10-15 mg/5ml and Guafenisin at 100mg/5ml), for cough. Roughly, 1 teaspoon per 20 pounds for dogs. Note: This is for Robitussin without Codeine.
In dogs, the dose given is 0.5 to 1 mg per pound (1 to 2 mg/kg) every 6 to 8 hours.
Does as high as 5 mg per pounds may be used twice daily in some situations.
Many veterinarians recommend doses of anywhere from 1 ml to 2 ml per 10 pounds of body weight.
In general, 2 mg per 50 pounds, twice daily. For coughing: –Dextromethorphan (Robitussin DM with dextromethorphan at 10-15 mg/5ml and Guafenisin at 100mg/5ml), for cough. Roughly, 1 teaspoon per 20 pounds for dogs.
Can i give my dog robitussin?
Under specific circumstances, your vet may prescribe your dog a low dose of Robitussin (dextromethorphan) to treat coughing.
Human cough medicines, however, often contain compounds that are toxic to dogs, like acetaminophen.
Do not attempt to give your dog cough medicine without your vets guidance.
How can I soothe my dogs cough?
Honey can be a great home remedy for kennel cough as it can help soothe your dog’s throat and minimize coughing. You can give your dog one-half tablespoon to 1 tablespoon of honey mixed with a little warm water in a bowl. This can be offered up to three times a day depending on how often your dog is coughing.
Will Benadryl help a dog’s cough?
What kind of Robitussin is safe for dogs?
Can I give my dog Robitussin DM for kennel cough?
How much Benadryl can I give my dog for coughing?
The Merck Veterinary Manual recommends administering 2-4 milligrams of Benadryl per kilogram of body weight, two to three times a day.