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.
Common fever powder:
49. - Nitre in powder, 3 to 5 grains. Tartar emetic, 1/4 grain.
Mix, and put dry on the dog's tongue every night and morning.
More active powder:
50. - Calomel, i to 1 1/2 grain. Nitre, 3 to 5 grains. Digitalis, 1/2 to 1 grain.
Mix, and give once or twice a day, in the same way; or made into a pill with confection.
51. - Nitre, 1 drachm.
Sweet spirit of nitre, 8 drachms. Mindererus' spirit, 1 ounce. Camphor mixture, 6i ounces.
Mix, and give two tablespoonuls every six hours.