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Q. My dog weight is 14pounds, what dose of pepto bismol can I give him?

Answered By
DANA KOCH, VMD, MLAS

A. More information would be helpful to understand why you are wishing to administer pepto bismol. I generally do not recommend this over the counter medication because it often contains aspirin and can cause irritation of the stomach lining in animals. Also there are more effective medications for diarrhea or vomiting that can be prescribed by your veterinarian. Pepcid ac is an over the counter medication that is safer and can reduce stomach acid that often contributes to nausea. For a 14 lb dog you could give 5 mg (half of a tablet of the 10 mg that is frequently sold).


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