To treat many dog’s health issues and help their furry friends, dog owners and veterinarians sometimes rely on humans medication such as Robitussin (Dextromethorphan).
The FDA does not approve Robitussin (Dextromethorphan) for animal use, but veterinarians still prescribe Robitussin for dogs with mild coughs and dry kennel coughs.
Not all humans medicines are safe for dogs, but some help to relieve your canine health problems.
Please note that knowing the safe dosage and safe type of Robitussin for your canine is most important.
Vets usually prescribe Robitussin DM for dogs because the Robitussin AC variant contains a codeine component that is not safe for dogs.
Robitussin (Dextromethorphan) is a cough medicine used as OTC for dry, non-productive coughing in dogs.
There are many variants of the medication, but only the Robitussin DM is considered safe for dogs when offered the ideal dosage.
However, the drug is not considered safe for all dogs.
Therefore, some dogs should not take the Robitussin.
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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.
Robitussin Dextromethorphan for dogs Dosage:
|Dog weight in Lbs||Dog weight in Kg||Liquid Robitussin DM Dosage (Time Gape 8-12 hours)||Tablet Robitussin DM Dosage (Time Gape 8-12 hours)|
|Under 5 lbs||Under 2 kg||Only offer with Vet advice||Only offer with Vet advice|
|5 lbs and above||2kg and above||1/4 teaspoon||2-5mg|
|10 lbs and above||4kg and above||1/2 teaspoon||8-12mg|
|20 lbs and above||9kg and above||1 teaspoon||15-20mg|
|30 lbs and above||13kg and above||1.5 teaspoon||25-30mg|
|40 lbs and above||18kg and above||2 teaspoon||35-40mg|
|50 lbs and above||22kg and above||2-3 teaspoon||45-50mg|
|60 lbs and above||27kg and above||1 tablespoon||55-60mg|
|70 lbs and above||30kg and above||1 tablespoon||65-75mg|
|80 lbs and above||36kg and above||1 tablespoon||65-75mg|
|90 lbs and above||40kg and above||1.5 tablespoon||90-100mg|
|100 lbs and above||45kg and above||2 tablespoon||100mg|
Robitussin comes in both liquid and tablet form.
To administrate tablet form, you can crush, concealing the contents for a safe amount.
The above dosage chart is well researched, but only for educational purposes;
For safety, we have mentioned less dosage to avoid toxic effects.
Note That: the dosage of any drug varies and depends on the overall health condition of the puppy and the severity of the illness.
Your vet can better decide the ideal dosage of the drug after your pooch physical checkup.
|Dog weight in Kg||Liquid Robitussin DM Dosage (Time Gape 8-12 hours)|
|Under 2 kg||Only offer with Vet advice|
|2kg and above||1/4 teaspoon|
|4kg and above||1/2 teaspoon|
|9kg and above||1 teaspoon|
|13kg and above||1.5 teaspoon|
|18kg and above||2 teaspoon|
|22kg and above||2-3 teaspoon|
|27kg and above||1 tablespoon|
|30kg and above||1 tablespoon|
|36kg and above||1 tablespoon|
|40kg and above||1.5 tablespoon|
|45kg and above||2 tablespoon|
The Robitussin DM variant is safe for dogs only with the veterinarian’s prescription.
Remember that the Robitussin AC variant is not safe for dogs because it contains codeine components that are toxic to dogs.
In addition, overdosing on the drug is harmful. Do not overdose.
Only give the safe dosage of the medicine.
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