Asked by: Casandra Cho
asked in category: General Last Updated: 28th May, 2020

Can dogs take Zantac or Pepcid?

Ranitidine, also known by the brand name Zantac, is a medication that can be used to reduce acid in the stomachs of dogs. While the FDA has not approved Ranitidine for veterinary, it dogs can take it for treatment with veterinary supervision.

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Similarly one may ask, can you give Pepcid AC to dogs?

The usual dosage of famotidine that is given to dogs is 0.25 mg to 0.5 mg per pound given twice a day. Pills are sold as over-the-counter medication, though you should not give the medicine to your dog without veterinary approval. Your vet will be able to tell you the proper dosage for your specific dog.

Subsequently, question is, how much Pepcid can I give my 10 pound dog? Famotidine is available in 10 mg, 20 mg, and 40 mg tablets as well as in the form of oral powder. The recommended dose of Famotidine to be administered to pets is 0.25 to 0.5 mg per pound (0.5 to 1.0 mg/kg) every 12 to 24 hours.

In this way, what antacid is safe for dogs?

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. However, dogs digest things more quickly than humans, and the medication might pass too rapidly to be effective in many cases.

Is Pepcid safe for dogs long term?

Famotidine is an acid suppressant commonly administered to dogs. Prolonged famotidine use in people results in decreased efficacy, but the effect in dogs is unknown.

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