Pepto-Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) issafeto offer most dogs,but AKC鈥檚 Chief Veterinary Officer Dr. Jerry Klein says he rarely recommends it because the salicylates in the medication could cause gastric bleeding,and the bismuth in the medication can turn the stool black,which may mask any resulting gastric bleeding.
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How much Pepto Bismol can I give my Dog?
This will depend on whether you are using the liquid form or the tablets. The general rule of thumb is to give a dosage of 0.5-1ml of the liquid Pepto Bismol per pound of weight. For the tablets, the recommended dose for dogs is 1/4 tablet per 20 lbs. of weight, every 6 to 8 hours.
Can I give my Dog Pepto-Bismol for diarrhea?
Cats should never be given bismuth subsalicylate, as it is toxic to them. Pepto-Bismol Dosage For Dogs: The recommended dosage is 1 teaspoon for every 10 pounds, according to Dr. Klein. It can be offered to the dog every 6-to-8 hours, but if your dog still has diarrhea after a few doses, stop the medication and call your veterinarian.
How much Pepcid can I give my 20 pound dog?
Contact your veterinarian before administering鈥攊t may not be recommended if your pet is pregnant or nursing or has a medical condition. Pepcid Dosage for Dogs: For both dogs and cats, the dosage is one 10-milligram tablet for a 20-pound dog every 12-to-24 hours, says Dr. Klein. It is best to give this medication one hour before meals.
Can Pepto Bismol cause black stools in dogs?
Pepto Bismol can cause dogs鈥?stools to turn a greenish-black color and, 鈥渁s a result, it can be difficult to discern if your dog is experiencing melena (blood in the stool), which presents as black, tarry stools and can be indicative of a serious medical issue,鈥?Wallach says.