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Can you give a dog an antacid If yes how much is enough for

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Can you give a dog an antacid? If yes how much is enough for a 78 lb bassett hound senior?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 6 years ago.

Yes you can give Pepcid (Famotidine) to dogs. The dose is 0.25 mg/lb every 12-24 hours. That would be 20 mg or 2 of the 10 mg tabs 1-2 times daily in this dog.

If there is any bloating or signs of GDV, then antacids do not help- this is a surgical emergency that must be corrected within a few hours of signs developing or it's fatal.

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.
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