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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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G'Day, my pug is six years of age. She is salivating

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G'Day, my pug is six years of age. She is salivating chronically and whining when she swallows. I'm going to assume, as I am a fellow sufferer of gastroesophageal reflux that this maybe the issue. It's a public holiday here at the moment and I can't get her to a Vet. Is there anything I can give, or do for her until tomorrow to ease it a bit?
Thank-you and regards,
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
She is also drinking a lot of water, her inoculations and all other treatments (worming etc.) are up to date
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Matt, the two most common over the counter antacids we recommend for dogs are famotidine (Pepcid) dosed at 20 mg/kg twice daily and omeprazole (Prilosec) dosed at 10 mg once daily for a dog of Sabrina's size. You might have PepcidTwo in Oz which is OK and can be dosed by the famotidine in that product. I regret that I'm not allowed to communicate with customers by phone. Please stay in this conversation.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank-you Doc, would you know if any of this is available at a human pharmacy or if there is any type of vegetable or something I can get from the supermarket to make her comfortable until her vet is available tomorrow?
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

Yes, as mentioned above these are over the counter human drugs and should be available in your nearest druggist. No, it's best to fast such a patient for at least 12 hours but leave water down. I have to leave my computer for the night but promise to reply in the morning if need be.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
All good Doc, thank-you very much for your help, Sabrina is like my child, she is more human than dog. i don't like to see er this way thankyou again and i will do as recommended. Cheers ***** ***** regards,
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.

You're quite welcome. I can't set a follow-up in this venue and so would appreciate your returning to our conversation with an update - even after rating - at a time of your choosing.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
Hi Matt,
I'm just following up on our conversation about Sabrina. How is everything going?
Dr. Michael Salkin