There have been many discussions globally on whether human medication can be given to pets as well. There is no definite answer to this and each medical association believes differently. However, all of them commonly agree that some of the human medication can be used, but only as per the veterinary description. We all know the pet medications are very specific to the body of an animal and made according to that. Where most of the medicines given to the pet such dog, are made specifically for animals, there are some medicines that are made for humans and can be given to dogs as well with a different quantity. Some human medicines can be used instead of pet medication due to the use of similar components and salt in both. The most commonly known medicines are Aspirin, Paracip, Benadryl and Antibiotic gel and tablets, etc. These medicines work in a similar way on an animal body, as on a human body, without any side effect. The difference lies in the amount of dosage that is given to the pet or the person, as per their weight and disease
Since there are medicines that can be used as pet medications, most of the doctors do prescribe them as an alternative or as a small dosage. But correspondingly, there is multiple medication association for pet around the world, that does not approve it. As per them, the salt component in the medicines may be similar, but the medicines can lead to unexpected results if used on an animal. As per them, human medicine is made as per the human body and should never be used on any animal or it can also threat their life. Also, there have been many instances where pet owners have themselves tried to feed human medicines to the pet, without doctor’s advice. This can be very harmful to pets and even life-threatening. The salt components of pet medications are only made to effect the animal body and similar is the case with human medication. Only due to this reason, the medicine made for humans should not be prescribed to any animal.
In my opinion, pet medication is the only way to go for when feeding medicine to your pet, unless something very necessary has been prescribed by your veterinary. There are a few medicines that can be used for a few animals, However, those should only be the second choice, in case there is no other medicinal option available for the pet. Since both the pet medication and human medication are made to suit different body physiologies, it should never be used on pets, as the component can give different results on different bodies. In case you face the same issue where the veterinary prescribes you a human medication and you are not satisfied, you can always opt to consult another veterinary for better pet medications.