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Is there a home remedy to give my dog suffering from acid

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Is there a home remedy to give my dog suffering from acid reflux?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 11 months ago.

Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian & I would like to help you with Sadie today.

If Sadie has no known health issues and just has mild reflux; then you can treat this with an over the counter antacid. Common pet safe options would be: Pepcid (More Info/Dose @http://www.petplace.com/article/drug-library/library/over-the-counter/famotidine-pepcid), Zantac (More Info/Dose @ http://www.petplace.com/article/drug-library/library/over-the-counter/ranitidine-hcl-zantac), or Tagamet (More Info/Dose Here @ http://www.petplace.com/article/drug-library/library/over-the-counter/cimetidine-hcl-tagamet). Or if you think she has some secondary esophageal irritation, then Milk of Magnesia (0.5 tsp up to every 8 hours) can be of benefit as it will coat the throat as it settles the stomach. As well, do consider giving small frequent meals to keep the stomach from being empty for long periods of time as that can precipitate reflux.

All the best,

Dr. B.

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Expert:  Dr. B. replied 11 months ago.

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