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I used to give my dog Famotidine for stomach issues. Have…

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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 give it to her with cheese or just water? She is 10 pounds and is a 6 year old Shitz Tzu mix. Has acid reflux. Is 5 mg okay?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Is your dog bleeding a lot?

Not at all. No blood but just upset stomach an sometimes vomits after she eats. Has done this twice this week.

Veterinarian's Assistant: Phew. What is the dog's name?

Totsi

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Totsi?

One vet said she could have mega esophagus and she was put on meds. We hold her upright for 15 minutes after each meal and her food is elevates as she eats. She has done well with not further problems and we have not used any further meds. It has been 3 months since that episode.

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For a 10 pound dog the dose would be 1/4 of a 10 mg tablet (0.25 mg/ pound) every 12 hours 15 minutes before meals and this should help with the gi upset she is experiencing. CLICK HERE for more information on pepcid use in dogs

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