Is it safe to give my dog Dramamine? According to Dr. Whitney Fry, a veterinarian from Sagamore Animal Hospital in Rye, New Hampshire, the same Dramamine we use for ourselves is generally a safe thing to give to your dog — just make sure your vet is OK with you giving it to your pup.
How much Dramamine can a 50 lb dog have? As a rule of thumb, though, you should give your pooch 3mg of Dramamine per pound of body weight. Meaning, a 50-pound dog would need 150mg of Dramamine, while a 20-pound pooch would only need 60mg of the drug. As with every pill out there, there are side effects.
Will Dramamine make a dog sleepy? The most common side effects of Dramamine are lethargy or sedation, dry mouth, and urine retention. So long as you aren’t medicating your dog long-term for days on end, these side effects should be relatively mild and manageable.
How much Dramamine can I give a 20 lb dog? It is advisable to talk to your vet before administering any medication to dogs, but generally speaking, vets will prescribe Dramamine at a strength of around 2 mg per pound to be given no more than three times a day. In other words, if your dog weighs 20 pounds, you can give him 40 mg of Dramamine every eight hours.