OTC Medications Safe for Treating GI and Stomach Problems in Dogs. Pepto-Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) is safe to offer most dogs, but AKC’s Chief Veterinary Officer Dr.
Can I give my dog chewable Pepto-Bismol?
Chewable tablet dosage: When giving the chewable tablets to your dog, it’s recommended that the medicine is administered at a dosage of 8.5 mg per 1 pound (Regular Strength Pepto Bismol Chewable Tablets).
Will Pepto hurt my dog?
Pepto Bismol® and Kaopectate® are generally safe and recommended by veterinarians for the usual bout of diarrhea or constipation or stomach upset for your dog.
What can I give my dog for diarrhea over the counter?
Loperamide (Imodium®). This medication is a good treatment for diarrhea in a pinch and should be safe for your dog if dosed at 1 mg per 20 pounds of body weight. Only give one dose. If the diarrhea does not resolve, contact your veterinarian.
What can I give my senior dog for upset stomach?
Holistic veterinarians often recommend canned pumpkin (not canned pumpkin pie) for its good digestive qualities. Or add a tablespoon of unsweetened yogurt to your dog’s food to help soothe the stomach. Boiled, shredded chicken is also bland with some plain brown rice.
Will peanut butter help a dog’s upset stomach?
Peanut Butter: This is a very popular treat for dogs, and in most cases will not be dangerous for your pet. Like humans, though, some dogs are allergic to peanut butter, and you should take your pet to a veterinarian if you see signs of this including irritated skin, hair loss, or ear infections.
What happens if a dog eats Pepto-Bismol?
Pepto-Bismol is broken down in your pet’s stomach into different components, including salicylic acid, or aspirin, which can be toxic to dogs in high doses. Bloody vomit and diarrhea, abdominal pain, and weakness may occur in pets with gastrointestinal bleeding.
Can I give my dog tums for upset stomach?
Tums can be used to treat mild discomfort from stomach issues, heartburn, and diarrhea in dogs. The active ingredient, calcium carbonate, reduces excessive stomach acid in humans who take it.
What soothes a dog’s stomach and helps with diarrhea?
Foods that can help soothe an upset stomach and firm up your dog’s stool if he or she is having diarrhea include:
- Plain, canned pumpkin.
- Plain, unsweetened yogurt.
- Sweet potatoes.
How many ml of Pepto Can I give my dog?
Most vets suggest 5 ml of Pepto Bismol per pound of bodyweight. Never give your dog new medications without consulting with a vet first — particularly if they have coexisting conditions or take other medications.
What can I give my dog for throwing up?
Hydrogen peroxide 3-percent solution is the recommended medication for making a dog throw up. Luckily, it is something many of us have in our medicine cabinet. It’s also a good idea to include a bottle in your dog’s travel first aid kit.