Maybe. Under specific circumstances, your vet may prescribe your dog a low dose of dextromethorphan to treat coughing. Human cough medicines, however, often contain compounds that are toxic to dogs, like acetaminophen. Do not attempt to give your dog cough medicine without your vet’s guidance.
Up to half of pet poisonings are caused by medications meant for people. These drugs are tested on and intended for humans, not dogs or other pets. You should always keep medications out of reach of your dog, in sturdy containers.
If your dog takes cough medicine, consult your vet if you notice these symptoms:
- Allergic reactions
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