I was wondering, how much pepto to give to my dog. He's a bigger dog, some kind of mixbreed, about the size of an australian shepherd, and is vomiting fairly regularly. It started around 1a.m this morning and he's vomited three times total. I think he may have picked up something from my husband, I know that doesn't sound likely,but my daughter is sick also. Thanks,
I have been told time and time again by vets and trainers to never ever give your dog human medicine because of the canine having a different immune system then ours. Chances of screwing up their immune system are high. So I highly recommend you not give him/her any human medicine. :)
I have a little kitten that's 5 mnts old and he's a Flame Point Balinese/Manx. Oh, what a hotty he is and he knows it too. He does back flips when he's not flipping his toys, he'll tap you with his
liquid pepto they hate and throw it back up. Pills they will chew up and digest. If this is a constant problem, pup should be seen by a vet as you can make it worse unintentionally.
Scorpio, the interaction between human/canine medications is unreal. It goes back and forth all the time. Canines take what we take, we can take what they do. Of course you have those that are only for canine or only for human, just saying there are many many that do go back and forth.
I give my dog 1/2 teaspoon of pepto when she has an upset stomach or diarrhea. She's 16 pounds so you can judge the amount based on your dog's weight. She doesn't like it but she has never thrown it up. And it works.
However, it sounds like your dog has a more serious problem so I would take him to the vet.
In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semi human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog. ~Edward Hoagland
My vets know I use Pepto and have recommended it. Savannah is right. Many things can go between animals and humans, but some can not. A lot of 'vets and trainers' assume that everyone are idiots except them. Many don't want people to treat their own animals for the sniffles or a case of the runs.
My rule of thumb is this:
If your kid was having the same symptoms, would you take them to the Doctor? If yes, the dog goes to the vet. If no, I handle it.
Scorpio, in fact most drugs used in veterinary clinics, are exactly the same, as those dispensed in pharmacies. Antibiotics, and prednisone are 2 examples. Of course humans don't get treated for heartworm, but the chemical for lice control in humans is the same for animals. To the Op, has your dog stopped vomiting yet? Maybe he just got a gutfull of grass.