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My boston terrier has a cold can I give him childrens tylenol,

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My boston terrier has a cold can I give him childrens tylenol, motrin, or triaminic
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Walter replied 7 years ago.


Dogs do not get colds such as humans do but they can get different forms which are similar. The dog can have Kennel Cough which is very common in dogs. While this is most commonly transferred in kennels it can also be picked up just about anywhere from dog parks to vets offices. They can also get Parainfluenza which is the most common and most contagious of the dog colds, and is passed by the sneezing of the dogs.

You can bring him into the bathroom and run hot water to create steam to help break up any congestion he is having. A warm wash cloth can be used to gently clean the eyes. Make sure he is eating and drinking. You can give some unflavored pedialyte to prevent dehydration from the dog cold. Rest and time is the best cure unless it gets worse.

If you like you can go to the vets office to make sure it does not become a infection. Your vet can prescribe nose drops and cough drops as well to help clear this up. Your vet may also want to prescribe a antibiotic to help get the dog over this faster.

Robittisun can be given with your vets approval. Here is dosage instructions: Please Click Here We never recommend Tylenol, Motrin, or Triaminic because they can cause toxic reactions in dogs and cause serious problems with the liver.