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My dog has kennel cough. What kind of cough syrup can I give

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My dog has kennel cough. What kind of cough syrup can I give him. He is on antibiotics, but the vet said he could have cough syrup too. He is 24 lbs, so how much can I give him?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Dan replied 3 years ago.

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You can give your dog any cough syrup that has only dextromethorphan. Examples of this are

  • Babee Cof

  • Benylin

  • Benylin Adult Formula

  • Benylin DM Pediatric

  • Benylin Pediatric

  • Buckley's DM Cough Suppressant

  • Buckleys Mixture

  • Creo-Terpin

  • Creomulsion

  • Delsym

  • Dexalone

  • Diabetuss

  • Elixsure Cough

  • Hold DM

  • Pedia Relief Drops

  • Pediacare

  • Pediacare Infants Cough

  • Pediacare Long Acting Reformulated Feb 2010

  • Pertussin CS Childrens

  • Pertussin ES

  • Robafen Cough

  • Robafen Pediatric Cough & Cold

  • Robitussin Cough Calmers

  • Robitussin CoughGels

  • Robitussin Honey Cough

  • Robitussin Maximum Strength

  • Robitussin Pediatric Cough Suppressant

  • Scot-Tussin DM Cough Chasers

  • Scot-Tussin Diabetic

  • Silphen DM

  • St. Joseph Cough Suppressant

  • Sucrets DM

  • Triaminic Long Acting Cough

  • Triaminic Softchew

  • Tylenol Simply Cough

  • Vicks 44 Cough Relief

  • Vicks Formula 44

  • Zicam Cough

  • I hope this helps, best wishes.

    Dr. Dan

    Customer: replied 3 years ago.
    how much do you recommend? Typically how long does kennel cough last?
    Expert:  Dr. Dan replied 3 years ago.

    Kennel cough can last from 2-6 weeks.

     

    Each product has a different concentration of dextramethorphan but the label will tell you how many milligrams per tablet or teaspoon is in the medication your dog should get between 10-20 milligrams 2-3x daily.

     

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