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Old 06-17-2012, 09:04 PM
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Tums for dogs?

Friend of mine and I got on to the topic of gurgling tummies as I mentioned my dog's grass eating habit. She mentioned that she would give her lab tums if he had an upset stomach. Is it really safe to give a dog tums for stomach upset? If so, should they be a certain variety?

Just wondering for future reference as Pepto Bismol did not go well the last time my dog was sick (I ended up wearing it) and he won't eat rice.
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I give Lily pepcid everyday because one of the meds she takes.upsets her stomach. You would have to call your vet to get correct dosage though. Im not sure about the Tums.
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I think the pepcid is a better idea personally, but tums will not harm a dog (don't know the dose offhand). It is often prescribed for dogs that have low calcium after giving birth.
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agree ^^Pepcid/Famotidine is actually better for sour stomach. Tums like Holly said is good for calcium replacement and acid tear staining. Pepto is not good because it has aspirin in it which can irritate an already upset tummy.

Pepcid 0.5-1.0mg /kg ..divide the dogs weight by 2.2 for kg
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I give 10mg of pepcid every 12 hours for a 40lb dog for GERD. That, along with feeding every 4 hours has cured Kabota's pukies. It has not cured his love of eating grass. Some dogs just like grass, I guess.
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