Never give your dog Robitussin without the approval of your veterinarian.
What kind of Robitussin can I give my dog?
–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. A cough can be indicative of a serious condition, so always call your veterinarian first.
Can I give Robitussin to my dog?
If your dog is coughing up a storm, you may consider giving him a cough suppressant such as Robitussin. This medicine is only intended to be used for a short time period and should only be given under a veterinarian’s approval.
What cough medicine can you give a dog?
Cough medications such as dextromethorphan (Robitussin) and guaifenesin (Mucinex) are sometimes used in pets, but should only be used as recommended by your vet.
Would Robitussin hurt dogs?
This medication is particularly dangerous because there are so many formulations of Robitussin that contain ingredients that can kill your pet with a single dose.
Can a dog take Robitussin DM?
For dry, non-productive coughing in dogs, Robitussin DM (Dextromethorphan)–(2mg/mL), can be given. Read all ingredients thoroughly on the package, as some formulations may not contain Dextromethorphan or may contain additional ingredients (ex. Acetaminophen), which should never be given to your pet.
Can I give my dog cough syrup?
It’s best to avoid all human cough medicine because some products include xylitol, the artificial sweetener that can threaten your dog’s life. “Any medication that’s got xylitol in it—it’s very dangerous to dogs, and that’s commonly in cough drops,” Stone says.
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.
Why does my dog keep coughing gagging like he’s choking?
If you observe a cough that involves a choking sound coming from your dog, then the chances are that some sort of disease has infected your dog. Common causes of this symptom include reverse sneezing, pneumonia, kennel cough, heart disease, collapsing trachea, or a foreign object in the throat.
How much guaifenesin can I give my dog?
Guaifenesin dosage for pets
The standard dose for both cats and dogs is 3–5 mg per kilogram (kg) of body weight (1.35–2.25 mg per pound) every eight hours. Do not, however, give an animal human medications, such as OTC guaifenesin, unless instructed by a veterinarian.
Is dextromethorphan toxic to dogs?
While dextromethorphan is sometimes used in veterinary practice (to treat repetitive behavior in dogs), it can be toxic if accidentally ingested by your pet.