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You told me that my border collie that ate 12 greenies and

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You told me that my border collie that ate 12 greenies and 12 dental sticks. You said that she may develop vomiting and diarrhea. Should I give her pepto or Zantac?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 9 months ago.

Hello.

I don't like to use Pepto in dogs. It has aspirin in it and that can actually cause some GI upset in dogs.

I wouldn't give any antacids here either. The reason, is because you want the stomach acid to digest the greenies. When I do use an antacid, I go with Pepcid (Famotidine)- 0.25 mg per lb body weight every 12-24 hours.

For nausea, I would give Meclizine- 25 mg every 12-24 hours. This is available over the counter in the same area as other motion sickness meds like Dramamine.

For the diarrhea, I would just increase the fiber intake by giving 1-2 tablespoons of canned pumpkin 2-3 times daily.

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

Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 9 months ago.
Hi,

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

Dr. Gary