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I think my dog ate Pepcid should I take her to clinic

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Hi I think my dog ate Pepcid should I take her to clinic
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Dr. Kara replied 2 years ago.
Hello, my name is***** and I have over 20 years of experience as a veterinarian. I understand that you are concerned because Baby ingested Pepcid (famotidine).
This is a medication that we use in dogs routinely to decrease production of stomach acid and treat nausea.
A typical dose of Pepcid ac (famotidine) is ¼ of a 10mg tablet per 5 to 10 pounds of body weight every 12 hours (0.25mg to 0.5mg per pound of body weight).
With a one time dose, even several times a normal dose, it would be unlikely to cause any harm, though we may see loose stools. But that should be it.
Please let me know if you have any further questions.