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.
The action of these remedies is to promote the flow of mucus, so as to relieve the congestion of the air passages.
Common cough bolus:
46. - Ipecacuanha in powder, 1/2 to 1 1/2 grain. Powdered rhubarb, 1 to 2 grains. Purified opium, 1/2 to 1 1/2 grain. Compound squill pill, 1 to 2 grains.
Mix, and give night and morning.
Expectorant draught, useful in recent cough:
47. - Ipecacuanha wine, 5 to 10 drops. Common mucilage, 2 drachms. Sweet spirit of nitre, 20 to 30 drops. Paregoric, 1 drachm. Camphor mixture, 1/2 ounce.
Mix, and give two or three times a day.
Expectorant draught for chronic cough:
48. - Compound tincture of benzoin, 8 to 12 drops. Syrup of poppies, 1 drachm. Diluted sulphuric acid, 3 to 8 drops. Mucilage, 2 drachms. Paregoric, 1 drachm. Camphor mixture, 1/2 ounce.
Mix, and give twice a day.