You'll be surprised to know that many medications prescribed for us are also prescribed for dogs. Tramadol, Prednisone, certain antibiotics, Clomipramine, Valium and Phenobarbital just to name a few. Usually the only difference is dosage or cost. I have heard people who get a prescription for said 'people medication' from their veterinarian, and fill it at a pharmacy under their pet's name!
Just a few weeks ago I had to take some of my dogs' leftover antibiotics (Cephalexin) to clear up an ear infection. Worked like a charm, just like any other antibiotics :)
*However*, there are so many people medications that should never be given to animals, so you should never assume that a medication is okay for your dog unless it was specifically prescribed by the vet.
Dog show exhibitor/owner of 5 dogs :)
· 9 years ago