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Dr. Loretta
Dr. Loretta, Dog Veterinarian
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Is it safe to give my dog zantac or pepcid and which one is

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Is it safe to give my dog zantac or pepcid and which one is better for the dog
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 1 year ago.
Good Morning and welcome! I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question. It seems that your guy may have a minor digestive disturbance. If this is the case, follow these instructions: Fast your guy for 12-24 hrs to allow the digestive tract to calm down and heal.Give him Pepcid AC or Famotidine at 0.5 mg per pound every 8 hrs. That can be purchased over the counter at the pharmacy.Give only small amounts of water during the fast or ice cubes After the fast, feed rice and boiled chicken (2/1)If he is feeling better, wean him back to his regular diet. Zantac can be used also but I have better effects from Pepcid AC. Does that make sense to you? Please let me know if you have ANY other questions. My goal is to give you 100% satisfaction and if you are not yet satisfied, please REPLY so I can clarify for you. Sincerely, ***** *****
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
thanks. I was a vet tech for 15 years and never thought to ask the vet this question. I apprecieat the prompt answer.
Expert:  Dr. Loretta replied 1 year ago.
You are very welcome...I hope your guy feels better.