Question by  sweetangel (17)

Why is tussigon prescribed for dogs?


Answer by  George51 (64)

Tussigon is a brand name for a combination of Homatropine/Hydrocodone. It is used for the temporary relief of cough. Homatropine is an anticholinergic that works by drying up secretions such as mucous. Hydrocodone is a narcotic that suppresses the cough reflex in your dog's brain. Hydrocodone is a controlled substance.


Answer by  katharine (3981)

Tussigon, which is also hydrocodone, has a couple different uses. It works really well as a cough suppressant, so some respiratory conditions that cause coughing are treated with it. These include chronic bronchitis, kennel cough, bronchial compression, and tracheal collapse. It also causes sedation, which helps both with coughing and when your dog needs to be sedated.


Answer by  Ravyn (114)

Tussigon is generally used for Kennel Cough, but it can also be given to dogs for an enlarged heart, bronchitis, or a collapsing trachea.


Answer by  kasey1720 (169)

Tussigon is prescribed for dogs that exhibit a chronic cough. This could be due to heart problems, such as an enlarged heart, or other problems, such as tracheal injuries.

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