About Dogs FAQs



I ran out of Dog Aspirin. Can I give my dog Tylenol?

Answer:

NEVER administer Tylenol (acetaminophen) to a dog. Even in tiny amounts, this drug can cause serious health issues for your dog. Members of homes where dogs live, should be vigilant with over the counter pain relievers. Accidental intoxication usually occurs after a pill is inadvertently dropped on the floor. Symptoms of acetaminophen intoxication include difficulty breathing, vomiting, weakness, and swelling of the face and legs. If you suspect your dog has accidently ingested acetaminophen, call its veterinarian immediately.

My dog has difficulty chewing. Can I crush the chewable tablet?

Answer:

Yes! None of the PetNC products are time released. Therefore, any chewable tablets can be crushed or placed in wet or dry food for ease of administration. And remember, many nutrients come in several forms; chewable tablets, softchews, softgels and capsules. Consider a softchew form if your dog has difficulty chewing hard tablets!

My dog has won’t swallow his Probiotic capsule. Can I open the capsule and pour the powder on food?

Answer:

Yes, but remember that probiotics are living organism. If you place the powder on wet food or mix into a treat, be sure your pet consumes all the powder. If your dog is a grazer, leaving food sit in a bowl for hours, you may want to try a different approach. Try placing the capsule(s) in a pill pocket to encourage them to ingest as much as possible immediately.

My dog just spits out his Fish Oil softgel. Can I open the softgel and squeeze the oil onto his food?

Answer:

Yes! That’s one way to ensure your dog gets the nutrient. Remember though, it is difficult to squeeze 100% of the oil from a softgel. You can consider using a pill pocket or hiding the softgel in pet-healthy food.

Can I give my dog more pills/capsules/softchews per day than the label recommends?

Answer:

You should always trust the label! If you feel your pet requires more therapeutic care than provided by the label dosing, consult your pet’s veterinarian.

What will happen if I give my dog Glucosamine and Chondroitin on an empty stomach?

Answer:

If you took Glucosamine and Chondroitin on an empty stomach, you may feel nauseated afterwards. Your dog’s stomach can be affected in the same way. These items are flavored and your dog will like the taste, but they are not food. Glucosamine and Chondroitin can cause your dog to have nausea, and sometimes vomiting, if not administered correctly. Follow the label instructions and dosing for best results. Be sure this supplement is given during or after your pet’s meal to reduce incidences of gastrointestinal upset.

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