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Dr. Gary, Dog Veterinarian
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Experience:  DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)
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Our dog, an older pug, suffers from acid reflux, especially

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Our dog, an older pug, suffers from acid reflux, especially at night. Can we give her an antacid?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.
Hello. Thanks for the question. Yes, you can give an antacid. The one I use most often, is Famotidine (Pepcid). The dose I use in dogs is 0.25 - 0.5 mg per lb body weight. In a typical sized pug, I would probably go with 1/2 of a 10 mg tab every 12-24 hours, as needed. I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.