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Can people put a dog down with Tylenol PM?

If you mean by “put a dog down” to euthanize, the answer is NO. This is not humane. See your veterinarian or emergency clinic for information about appropriate and humane methods for euthanasia. Learn more about euthanasia in dogs here.

Can you give a dog Tylenol? How much Tylenol can you give a dog?

You should give the dose as recommended by your veterinarian. There is additional dosage information above.

Brand Names and Other Names of Acetaminophen

  • This drug is registered for use in humans only.
  • Human formulations: Tylenol® is the most common brand. Other brands include Acephen, Altenol, Aminofen, Apra, Cetafen, Dolono, Febrol, FeverAll, Mapap, Ofirmev, Pyrecot, Pharbetol, Silapap, Tylophen, and Tactinal.
  • Acetaminophen is supplied by numerous drug companies with a variety of trade names and various generic formulations. In the UK, acetaminophen is known as paracetamol.
  • There are many formulations combined with other ingredients to treat cold and pain. These products should NEVER be used without the approval of your veterinarian.
  • Veterinary formulations: None
  • The primary use of Tylenol for dogs is for pain. However, there are safer and more effective alternatives for controlling fever and pain. Therefore, acetaminophen is not used often in canines. Learn more about pain in dogs.
  • Formulas with codeine, tramadol, or hydrocodone can be used in cases of severe, usually postoperative, pain.
  • While generally safe and effective when recommended by a veterinarian, care must be taken when this drug is given to dogs. Excessive amounts of acetaminophen can be toxic. Acetaminophen should not be used in animals with known hypersensitivity or allergy to the drug.
  • Acetaminophen may interact with other medications. Consult with your veterinarian to determine if other drugs your pet is receiving could interact with acetaminophen. Such drugs include doxorubicin, barbiturates, fenbendazole, isoniazid, phenothiazines, foods or medications containing propylene glycol, warfarin, and certain anesthetics.
  • Since acetaminophen is not commonly used in animals, there is limited adverse effect information. Damage to kidneys, liver, and gastrointestinal tract can occur.
  • Acetaminophen is available in a variety of tablet, capsule, and liquid concentrations, which is the most common form used in dogs. It is also available as a suppository, elixir, and extended-release tablets.
  • The most common sizes of acetaminophen are 325 mg tablet and 500 mg tablet (extra strength).
  • Can you give your dog Tylenol?

    Dogs should not be given ibuprofen (Advil), acetaminophen (Tylenol), aspirin or any other pain reliever made for human consumption except under the direction of a veterinarian.