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I have a chihuahua who appears to be experiencing a tummy…

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I have a chihuahua...

I have a chihuahua who appears to be experiencing a tummy ache. She does this every so often, the first sign are the noises from her lower abdomen, she won't eat treats or food, trembles and has a little gas. It usually passes in a day but i feel bad that she may be in pain. Can I give her something over the counter or home remedy?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the Chihuahua's name and age?

Abbey is 10 and weighs ~5 lbs.

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Abbey?

She's otherwise healthy, active, eats the same food everyday, Royal Canin for Chihuahua, and gets 3 types of treats a day. I happen to know she got some table food yesterday and sure enough now she's upset today.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
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Good morning

Dr. Paul Brazzell here

You could certainly try Zantac at 1.0 mg/kg by mouth three times a day

This is an antacid but also encourage stomach contractions

I think it will help a lot

Try it and update me tonight please

Okay?

Paul

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
alright i'm assuming i can purchase this over the counter.
Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago

That is correct- any walgreens, grocery store etc etc

I will look for your updates or additional questions

And please dont forget to rate me- That is how I get paid

Paul

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Dog Veterinarian: DocPaul, Veterinarian replied 7 months ago
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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