Can I give my dog people medicine for a UTI?

Question: 

I think my dog has a urinary tract infection (UTI). She is a 9 year old beagle mix and weighs 21 lbs. She voids urine about every three feet while we are walking. There does not appear to be any blood but she is urinating often and she is very anxious. Can I give her Urinary Pain Relief (Phenazopyridine HCI) made for adults just one tablet is 1/2 the child dose.

Answer: 

A UTI would be high on the list of possible causes of your dog’s clinical signs. Phenazopyridine is a drug not usually prescribed in veterinary medicine therefore it should not be given. Please have your dog seen by your local veterinarian soon. They will be able to perform an exam, diagnostics and prescribe an appropriate medication.