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I have just read what you advised with Zeus, these are the

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I have just read what you advised with Zeus, these are the same symptoms I am having with my Maltese. We have been on a long road trip and she ate foods that she was not accustomed to because she refused to eat her own dog food. I bought her hot dogs which was greasy. I will follow your advice about the Zantac. She is only 14 lbs, how much Zantac shall I start her with please. Appreciate your help. Thanks.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!

The expert you requested is unfortunately unavailable but I wanted to ensure your question was answered. Zantac is a difficult antacid in little dogs because of its concentration.

In dogs, the typical dose administered is 0.25 to 1 mg per pound (0.5 to 2 mg/kg), every 8 to 12 hours. It can be administered orally or by injection. Ranitidine is supplied in 75 mg, 150 mg and 300 mg tablets. So for Coco this would be 3.5-14 mg very difficult to cut even with the 75 mg tablet!

Alternatives for your Coco include:

- Pepcid (famotidine) 10 mg 1/4 tablet every 12 hours
- Prilosec (omeprazole) 20 mg 1/4 tablet daily

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.
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