Also known as promethazine, it’s a popular pharmaceutical often prescribed for nausea, vomiting, motion sickness, and others. So, can I give my dog Phenergan? Let’s find out!
What is Phenergan Used For?
Phenergan works as an antihistamine, antiemetic, and sedative. It is mainly used for human treatment, but it can also often be used in short-term dog treatment. It treats nausea, motion sickness, vomiting, some allergies (itching, rash, wet nose). It also has a mellow effect due to its sedative properties, causing sleepiness, calming, and possible pain relief. But should you give it to your dog?
Is Phenergan Suitable for Dogs? – Yes and No
Phenergan is not on the Veterinary List of medicines. Therefore, you should never self-medicate your dog with Phenergan, especially if still a puppy or a small size dog. Does this mean Phenergan isn’t suitable for dogs? No, it doesn’t. This drug can be very helpful to your dog, if recommended by a vet. Do not make the uneducated and untrained decision to give your dog Phenergan just because it may do him good. It can also do him very harm. Therefore, and we strongly emphasis this, check with your vet first. If he gives you green light, go for it. Probably most vets will. However, it depends from dog to dog, and the drug may not be suitable for yours.
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Warning: If your dog is already taking other medicines, then checking with the vet before giving him Phenergan is EXTREMELY important.
Common Question: “My dog is very energetic can I give him Phenergan to calm him down?”
Phenergan is not a long-term solution and pharmaceuticals for pets must always be a last resort. Therefore, no. You should not give him a pharmaceutical to calm him down.
Dog Dosage Phenergan – What is the Safe Dosing?
We can’t stress enough how important it is to have a proper diagnosis before using any drugs. Not only will he tell you if it’s ok to give your dog the drug, he will also tell you the dosage. Very commonly indeed the veterinary will say yes to the drug if your dog is suffering from allergies, motion sickness, or a hypersensitivity disorder. Nonetheless, ask vet first.
However, for reference we will discuss dosing. First of all, the dog must not take more than 2 pills daily. Secondly, the safe dosage is 1mg for every 1 kilo (roughly 2 pounds). Usually, pet owners just crush the tablets and mix it with the animal’s food. Others just force the tablet down the dog’s throat (which will often cause him to just spit out the drug).
What Are the Side Effects?
In small dosages the side effects are very minor. Unless your dog suffers from a central nervous depression. In that situation, do not even consider Phenergan. This being said, side effects can go from dry mouth to excessive sleepiness and in rare cases lost of appetite. This is due to the drug’s sedative properties. However, if you gave your dog this pharmaceutical and are noticing strange side effects, please contact your vet as soon as possible. Excessive dog dosage Phenergan can be harmful.
To Conclude – Can I Give My Dog Phenergan?
If your veterinary as diagnosed your dog and regards Phenergan as suitable, then by all means yes. Treat your dog. However, if he said no and you still believe the medicine can be helpful, either seek the opinion of a second vet or refrain from giving the drug to your dog. On the other hand, if you haven’t checked with your veterinary, do not self-medicate the canine. You can end up doing more harm then good. Don’t take the risk.
Know Something We Don’t?
Hello fellow canine lovers! Did we forget to mention something important? Would you like to share with us your input and experiences? That’s great! Leave us a comment down below and join the debate! Don’t forget to share this article with anyone who is considering medicating his dog with this drug. It’s very important information that must be read before acting.
Have a great day my friend! Wish you and your furry buddy the best of luck, and if you have read this article because he/she is sick. Get better soon! 😊 We hope you the best.