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    AngusFangus is offline Senior Member
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    Default Has anyone given Pepto Bismol?

    Just want reassurance...

    Dog Owners Home Vet Handbook says you can give .5 to 1.5 mL per pound. This works out to about 4 tbsp for a 70 lb. dog, I think. I have a cup that has mL on it.

    Angus threw up in his crate today Undigested food. Now his tummy is making some big noises, and I want to give him something to help it. He's very mopey. We're resting his tummy tonight.

    Oh, and Simon had another canniption fit in his crate today, and did a good job of de-wickering it. That wicker crate was not such a hot idea :

    Anyway, let me know about the Pepto? TIA


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    Default Re: Has anyone given Pepto Bismol?

    I've never given it, but know others that have. You should be okay!

    Sorry about Simon......

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    Default Re: Has anyone given Pepto Bismol?

    I can't remember which dog I gave it to, but I have given Pepto Bismol before - I only remember whomever got it loved it. *
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    Default Re: Has anyone given Pepto Bismol?

    OK, thanks y'all I just wanted to make sure. Funny how I trust you all more than the Dog Owners Home Veterinary Manual. :P


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    Default Re: Has anyone given Pepto Bismol?

    Well, that didn't go well at all. There is more Pepto Bismol on the floor than in Angus. :

    I never thought I'd see him turn his nose up at anything, but he was not a fan of Pepto.

    Of course I don't have a syringe. I thought he would just lap it up out of a sushi dish :P Then I resorted to trying to spoon it into his gums. He spit it right back out.


    Connie and "The Boys":
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    Simon, d.b.a. Flat Coated Retriever, CGC, RE, CD

    Gone ahead, but forever in my heart:
    Crash, Pit Bull x Rottweiler x Golden Retriever

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    My vet told me NOT to give Pepto Bismol. She said it is converted to asprin, which then causes other problems. When we had the major throwing up thing a few weeks ago (and lots of tummy noise), I fasted for 24 hours, then gave rice. During this time I gave her Pepcid AC (for a 55 lb dog the dosage was 1 1/4 tablets). I was to give that for 3 days, 2x a day, to alleviate nausea.
    HTH

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    I was told to give Skippy Pepto(by the vet) when he got into a rotten old deer in the woods and got some gastro-enteritis stuff. I could only find the concentrated tablets at the local quickmart and gave him an equivallent dose to 4 T . He did great with it. I don't see how it could convert to ASA - they're different chemicals - but I'll see if I can find out. We have been told , and I have given the dogs ASA anyways, so that shouldn't hurt them anyways.

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    Default Re: Has anyone given Pepto Bismol?

    My vet told us the same thing your handbook said only none of our dogs have ever liked it so we bought a baby medicine syringe at target (lol)

    Since they don't really like it thought we have given them either Pepcid AC or Immodium AD, but I would call your vet first and ask for a dosage amt. For Molly, when she was 40 lbs the vet said 1 tablet and if that didn't help in 6 hours give 1/2 and if that didn't help to bring her in (luckily the one was enough)

    Hope he feels better soon
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    Default Re: Has anyone given Pepto Bismol?

    Quote Originally Posted by patm
    I was told to give Skippy Pepto(by the vet) when he got into a rotten old deer in the woods and got some gastro-enteritis stuff. I could only find the concentrated tablets at the local quickmart and gave him an equivallent dose to 4 T . He did great with it. I don't see how it could convert to ASA* - they're different chemicals - but I'll see if I can find* out. We have been told , and I have given the dogs ASA anyways, so that shouldn't hurt them anyways.
    Well I was surprised when the vet told me this as I had read that Pepto Bismol was okay for dogs. *Seems like I have read somewhere since then not to give it, but then again, I'm over 40, so I can't say for sure *;D


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    After doing some research - Pepto contains bismuth salicylate; aspirin is a form of salicylate- acetylsalicylic acid to be precise.* It is cautioned that people with bleeding tendancies, on coumadin etc ask their doctor befor taking Pepto; salicylates can increase bleeding tendancies.* That being said, the vet I worked for frequently used Pepto for short courses in treating upset tummies in dogs.* Probably wise to consult with your vet to see what he recommends for upsest troubles since he knows your dog's general health.* I have used Pepto for upset stomachs though, with good results.* And yes, the key is to use a syringe and squirt it into the side/back of the dogs mouth - my girls hate the taste.

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