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I bought cough medicine for my dog how much do I give her?

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I bought cough medicine for my dog how much do I give her? We do not have any vets nearby and I am hoping to get to the bottom of this
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 5 years ago.
Welcome to JustAnswer! I am a licensed veterinarian and would be glad to help!

When did the coughing start?

Is there discharge from the nose?

What medication did you purchase?

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.

No discharge

Started 3 days ago

Purchased Alcohol free DM - Active ingredient - Dextromethorphan

She has also seemed to lost her appetite today?????

Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 5 years ago.
Cough medications can be considered.

Dextromethorphan (
link here) - 0.25-1 mg/pound by mouth every 8 hours.

Often before using cough medications, x-rays are used to make sure that there is not a primary or secondary pneumonia as cough medications slow down the treatment of pneumonia.


I hope this information is helpful
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.

I am scared of kennel cough - should I be???

Maybe heart failure?

Maybe I research too much on the internet

Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 5 years ago.
Kennel cough is self-limiting and rarely life threatening.

Heart failure in a dog of this age would be unlikely - unless there was a congenital heart condition.

I hope this information helps!
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.

If I treat it as kennel cough how long before I see results

How much cough syrup should I give her

Expert:  CriticalCareVet replied 5 years ago.
Typically 7-10 days.

The dose in milligrams is listed above.

Good luck and please click accept.
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