Dog Veterinary

Ask a Dog Vet and Get Answers to Your Dog Health Questions

Ask a Dog Veterinarian,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Dog Veterinary
This answer was rated:

My dog is having stomach discomfort. Can I give her

dicyclomine and what dosage? JA: I'm...
My dog is having stomach discomfort. Can I give her dicyclomine and what dosage?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Angie is 13 years old she weighs 25 pounds
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Angie?
Customer: she has neck problems but it's her stomach that hurts she's making weird faces and her stomach is rumbling
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Dog Veterinary Question
Answered in 8 minutes by:
10/17/2016
Dr. Altman
Dr. Altman, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 13,622
Experience: Practicing small animal veterinarian for 18 years.
Verified

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

I am sorry to hear that your Angie is having stomach upset. This medication is not commonly used in dogs. I can certainly give you a dosage but it is not as effective in dogs and can have potential side effects in comparison to other options. At 25 pounds (11.4 kg) the dosage is 0.2 mg/kg or 2.3 mg every 8 hours. It is contraindicated in moderately ill pets and pets with underlying kidney issues

My recommendations include:

- Begin Pepcid 0.25 mg/ pound (famotidine) or 1/2 of a 10 mg tablet every 12 hours for 3 days to help settle the stomach

- Wait 12 hours to feed to allow the gi contractions to subside that are causing the gurgling stomach and pain

- Mix white rice with boiled lean meat such as chicken which is high in fiber but also bland to the intestinal tract and enticing to the appetite as well in small more frequent meals. No regular dog food please. You can add water to ensure that there is no dehydration but you also want to do water in moderation because large amounts of water will increase risk of vomiting

- If you are able, getting up and walk. Walks are great in reducing gi spasms, gurgling, nausea, and entice the appetite but if not up for it that is also alright

Indications of cause for concern:

- Gums are pale, yellow, brick red and sticky indicating dehydration

- Vomiting or diarrhea with blood in it that is progressing or not resolving in the next 2-4 hours

- Increased lethargy or difficulty getting comfortable

- Swollen abdomen

- Respiratory rate > 60 while at rest

- Temperature rectally <99 or >103.5

- No interest in food for 24+ hours

- No urination for 12+ hours

- Trembling without resolution for more than an hour

- Productive coughing

- Taking a "play bow" or what looks like a downward dog position which is abdominal distress

I hope this information is helpful. Please let me know how else I can assist you both today and I truly hope your dog is feeling better soon.

If you have more questions or if I can help in any other way, please do not hesitate to ask! If you would like to accept my answer, please press RATE OUR CONVERSATION (I am not compensated in any other way). Bonuses are always welcome. Thanks!

Dr. Altman
Dr. Altman, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 13,622
Experience: Practicing small animal veterinarian for 18 years.
Verified
Dr. Altman and 87 other Dog Veterinary Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Ask Dr. Altman Your Own Question
Dr. Altman
Dr. Altman
Dr. Altman, Veterinarian
Category: Dog Veterinary
Satisfied Customers: 13,622
13,622 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Practicing small animal veterinarian for 18 years.

Dr. Altman is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

It was so professional, so personally concerned (as we were) and you answered all of our questions. George and I are so happy that I found "JustAnswer" on my Google search -- you are now in my "Favorites" list! And, yes we do love our kitty - she makes our life complete!

Bev & GeorgeBoca Raton, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Dr. Debbie

Dr. Debbie

Dog Veterinarian

902 satisfied customers

Companion animal veterinarian practicing for over 10 years.

Dr. Andy

Dr. Andy

Medical Director

16,112 satisfied customers

UC Davis graduate, emphasis in dermatology, internal medicine, pain management

Dr. Gary

Dr. Gary

Dog Veterinarian

9,980 satisfied customers

DVM, Emergency Veterinarian, BS (Physiology)

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dr Scott Nimmo

Dog Veterinarian

9,897 satisfied customers

BVMS, MRCVS. { Glasgow UK }

Dr. Scott

Dr. Scott

Veterinarian

9,615 satisfied customers

15 years of small animal, equine and pocket pet medicine and surgery.

Dr. Bruce

Dr. Bruce

Veterinarian

9,134 satisfied customers

15 years of experience as a small animal veterinarian

Rebecca

Rebecca

Dog Veterinarian

7,745 satisfied customers

More than 30 years of companion animal practice.

< Previous | Next >

Related Dog Veterinary Questions
My vet gave her famotidine does she take it with food or
my vet gave her famotidine does she take it with food or stand alone? … read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
680 satisfied customers
Little interest in eating. Was fine yesterday. will play for
little interest in eating. Was fine yesterday. will play for about one minute and then goes back to bed … read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
9,162 satisfied customers
He apparently sprained his leg while playing with the
He apparently sprained his leg while playing with the neighbor's dogs and his leg was swollen for several days. Upon my return, the swelling has reduced to just the "ankle" area, both sides. He is fin… read more
Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin
Veterinarian
DVM
3 satisfied customers
My vet administered a CereniaI injection and a Famotidine
My vet administered a CereniaI injection and a Famotidine Injection to my dog on Wednesday. I gave her the pill form of each on Thursday. She has lost her appetitie and has explosive diarrhea I tried … read more
Dr. John
Dr. John
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
5,049 satisfied customers
His stomach is tight and he's very uncomfortable. He was
His stomach is tight and he's very uncomfortable. He was throwing up Friday but seemed fine yesterday then this this morning. … read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,451 satisfied customers
Swallowed a chicken wing bone whole and is now vomiting but
Swallowed a chicken wing bone whole and is now vomiting but no blood in the vomit or stool … read more
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter
Doctors Degree
14,322 satisfied customers
Is the chicken and rice diet good for the dog. She is always
She is always hungry after a meal of chicken and rice and her dry food … read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
680 satisfied customers
My dog won't eat or drink and doesn't want to play. She has
My dog won't eat or drink and doesn't want to play. She has peed and pooped. Cocoa is 1-2 years old boxer mix and we have had her since Aug from the Humane Society. … read more
DocPaul
DocPaul
Doctoral Degree
680 satisfied customers
I used to give my dog Famotidine for stomach issues. Have
I used to give my dog Famotidine for stomach issues. Have not done it for a while and can't remember how to administer it. I have 10 mg tablets that I cut in half and give one in the morning. Should I… read more
Dr. Altman
Dr. Altman
Veterinarian
13,622 satisfied customers
Can you give a dog "pepto bismol"? Upset stomach. Lots of
Can you give a dog "pepto bismol"? JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is the matter with the dog? Customer: Upset stomach. Lots of noises JA: Where does the dog seem to hurt? Customer: Stomach JA: OK… read more
Dr. Peter
Dr. Peter
Doctors Degree
14,322 satisfied customers
THE STOMACH OF MY cHICHUIA DOG IS VERY FIRM AND SHE IS
tHE STOMACH OF MY cHICHUIA DOG IS VERY FIRM AND SHE IS LETHARGIC,wHAT CAN i GIVE HER TO HELP HER FEEL BETTER … read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Veterinary Degree (BVMS)
3,451 satisfied customers
Is orange chicken poison dog. Orange chicken from panda
is orange chicken poison dog JA: I'll do all I can to help. Did you see what the dog ate? Customer: yes orange chicken from panda express JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinaria… read more
Dr. Altman
Dr. Altman
Veterinarian
13,622 satisfied customers
My dog can barely wag it's tail after playing outside its
My dog can barely wag it's tail after playing outside its sore to touch He's 5 and his name is*****: I'll do all I can to help. Strange behavior is often perplexing. I'm sure the Veterinarian can help… read more
Dr. Kara
Dr. Kara
Doctoral Degree
5,383 satisfied customers
My dogs stomach is very tightont think. My dos stomach is
My dos stomach is very tight I think she is constip5 … read more
Rebecca
Rebecca
Dog Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
7,745 satisfied customers
Dogs stomach is hard, and she is shaking and panting. Rory,
dogs stomach is hard, and she is shaking and panting … read more
PitRottMommy
PitRottMommy
Veterinary Nurse
Associate Degree
9,162 satisfied customers
My dogs were playing with the plastic container that holds
my dogs were playing with the plastic container that holds rat poison...we are not sure if it had any poison left on it...what should I do? … read more
Dr. Denise
Dr. Denise
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
494 satisfied customers
He's eating, drinking & playing. Today was the last day of
Hi. He's eating, drinking & playing. Today was the last day of deworming but he has a runny stool. … read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
9,134 satisfied customers
My german shepard just started with famotidine. Is tramadol
Hi my german shepard just started with famotidine. Is tramadol safe to use at the same time?… read more
Dr. Bruce
Dr. Bruce
Veterinarian
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
9,134 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x