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My 7 year old JRT/poodle ate grass now has very upset tummy

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My 7 year old JRT/poodle ate grass now has very upset tummy cramps..she has had this before on occasion and I gave her tums or peptobizmal out of both bu the I have Gaviscon. Can I give her 5mls..she weighs 20 lbs
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 2 years ago.
Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today. I do apologize that your question was not answered before. Different experts come online at various times; I just came online, read about your wee one’s situation, and wanted to help.
Gaviscon is safe to use for Gracie as long as she is healthy, has no ongoing health issues, nor is on any other medication. In regards ***** ***** you can give 5ml of this every 8 hours. If she has severe signs, then she can even have up to 9ml for her weight. And if she has stomach upset, you can also consider putting her on a light diet for the short term. Examples of an easily digestible diet include cooked white rice with boiled chicken, boiled white fish, scrambled egg, or meat baby food (as long as its free from garlic or onion powder).
Please take care,
Dr. B.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Thank you I appreciate you information and it is helpful. I couldn't wait for the reply, so I emailed my vet and he gave me the same info. Thanks again. Sheryl
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 2 years ago.
You are very welcome,
I do apologize that there was a delay, but am glad to hear that Gracie has been treated and hopefully feeling better.
Take care,
Dr. B.
Expert:  Dr. B. replied 2 years ago.
Hi Sheryl,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Gracie. How is everything going?