This section is from the book "The Dogs Of Great Britain, America, And Other Countries. Their Breeding, Training, and Management in Health and Disease", by John Henry Walsh (Stonehenge). Also available from Amazon: The Dogs Of Great Britain, America And Other Countries.
Medicines which act on the secretion of urine are called diuretics. They are either employed when the kidneys are sluggish, to restore the proper quantity, or to increase it beyond the natural standard, when it is desired to lower the system.
40. - Nitre, 5 to 8 grains Digitalis, 1/2 grain. Ginger, 2 or 3 grains.
Mix with linseed meal and water, and give all or part, according to the size of the dog.
Diuretic and alterative bolus:
41. - Iodide of potassium, 2 to 4 grains. Nitre, 3 to 6 grains. Digitalis, i grain. Extract of camomile, 5 grains. Mix, and give all or part.