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What antacid and dosage is appropriate for a 6 year old/24

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What antacid and dosage is appropriate for a 6 year old/24 lb dog? Otherwise healthy, but vomits when stomach is empty for long periods. (He is much more interested in playing rather than eating and needs encouragement to eat at times)
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Dogdoc4u :

Welcome to the chat!! I am Dr. Altman, a licensed veterinarian and happy to answer your questions today.

Dogdoc4u :

This is a fairly common problem. In fact one of my dogs is the exact same way !

Dogdoc4u :

For a dog Tango's size it would be great to give famotidine (pepcid) 10 mg 1/2 tablet every 12 hours

Dogdoc4u :

This antacid is the most effective in minimizing gi upset due to an empty stomach

Dogdoc4u :

Please let me know if you have additional questions or need further assistance for Tango!

Customer:

Just to clarify- 5mg q 12 hours?

Customer:

please clarify

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.
Yes, exactly 5 mg every 12 hours
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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.
Are you having difficulty seeing my responses? I apologize I will restate that yes 5 mg every 12 hours is correct...
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Thank you!

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.
You are very welcome, so sorry if you were having difficulties with the site! Please let me know if you need any further assistance.
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.
Hi May,

I'm just following up on our conversation about Tango. How is everything going?

Dogdoc4u
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for the follow-up. We have tried the pepcid 5mg twice/day now, but Tango is still throwing up a bit. The amount he throws up is much less. It's usually a large puddle of yellow vomit. Now it is a tiny puddle of yellow/brown vomit. Wondering if increasing the dosage is safe/appropriate for Tango.


 


Thanks,


May Lynn

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.
Unfortunately his is the advised dose. You can try Prilosec (Omeprazole) 20 mg 1/2 tablet as an alternative...
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Thanks, I'll try the Prilosec. Is it 10 mg twice/day?

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.
Sorry just 1/2 tablet once daily
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Thanks very much. We will try the Prilosec.

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.
Great! Please let me know if you have any additional questions or this does not completely resolve or reduce the vomiting further...
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Sorry, another question. The Omeprazole directions limit usage to a 14 day course to be repeated in 4 months. Do these directions hold true for dogs as well? Thanks.

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.
No it is fine to continue longterm. The reasoning in humans is related to calcium/ bone deposition which is not typically something we need to worry about in pets because they don't live the 50-70+ years we do...

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