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She is having tummy pain and i am trying to figure out how

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She is having tummy pain and i am trying to figure out how much dicyclomine i should give her.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Dillie is her name and we think she is11. She was a rescue. I have had her for 4 years. She ate a tablespoon or two of giblet gravy and has been miserable since.
JA: The Veterinarian will know if name will be able to digest that. Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about name?
Customer: Dillie weighs about 14 pounds.
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 6 months ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today! Please give me a few moments to type my response and I will be right back!

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 6 months ago.

I am so sorry to hear Dillie is not feeling well. Dicyclomine is not commonly used in dogs but when used it is a dose of 0.15 mg/kg so your dog weighing 14 pounds (6.4 kg) would be a dose of approximately 1 mg

Other things to settle the stomach
- Leash walk tonight will help with nausea, abdominal cramping and spasms and help Dillie rest more comfortably

- White rice and lean boiled meat such chicken in small more frequent meals in the morning
- Pepcid (famotidine) 0.5 mg/ kg every 12 hours (1/2 of a 10 mg tablet) to help settle her stomach. If you have omeprazole that is also an option for settling the stomach at 1 mg/kg daily (1/2 of a 20 mg tablet)

Please let me know how else I can assist you both today. I hope your pet is feeling better soon!

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 6 months ago.

I am online another 15 minutes tonight to assist you both

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 6 months ago.

I am glad to see you were able to view my responses earlier, how is Dillie doing? Is she more comfortable? I would love an update when you are able

Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance to you both today

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