Plan Ahead. Have the following items at your finger tips, for treatment at home.
Note: medication should be given based on your dogs size.
Small : <25lbs (<11kg)
Medium: 25-60lbs (11kg-27kg)
Large: 60-100lbs (27kg-45.5 kg)
Giant: >100lbs (>45.5 kg)
A general dosage can be calculated based upon a number of mL or mg per Kg of weight. However, large dogs will metabolize medications more slowly than smaller dogs. A maximum dosage should not exceed the recommended human adult dosage on the package.
A rule of thumb:
Small dogs: <1/2 the child?s dose
Medium dogs: = the child?s dose
Large/Giant dogs: < or equal to the adult dosage
Although some human medications can be used for your dog, do NOT experiment. CONSULT YOUR VETERINARIAN.
***Information taken from the book "Do I Need to see the Vet/ For both Puppies and Adult Dogs' written by Dr. Bob Porter and Dr. Wendy Ing ***