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What is the best antacid for dogs?

What is the best antacid for dogs?

Pepcid (famotidine): If your pet has issues with stomach acid build-up, gastric ulcers, or other stomach- or GI-related issues, many veterinarians recommend this.

Why is famotidine better than omeprazole?

Both famotidine and omeprazole can be effective drugs for treating GERD and other digestive conditions. However, the general consensus is that omeprazole is a more potent drug than famotidine. Randomized, clinical trials have shown that PPIs are more effective in treating duodenal ulcers than H2 blockers.

When should you give your dog famotidine?

It should be given on an empty stomach before the first meal of the day. If your pet vomits when given the medication without food, try giving it with food or a treat.

Antacids are a group of medications, typically containing an aluminum, magnesium or calcium compound, that increase the pH of the stomach, decreasing problems caused by acid. Dogs do not absorb much antacid, limiting its toxic potential as the medications work within the stomach.

Can You give Dogs Pepcid?

Pepcid should be given with caution to dogs suffering from heart, kidney or liver disease. As with other drugs, there’s the chance for interactions with other drugs. Do not give to dogs allergic to famotidine. While relatively safe, Pepcid in dogs may cause side effects such as loss of appetite and drowsiness.

What is famotidine prescribed for?

Famotidine is used to treat and prevent ulcers in the stomach and intestines. It also treats conditions in which the stomach produces too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Famotidine also treats gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and other conditions in which acid backs up from the stomach into the esophagus, causing heartburn.

Can dogs have Pepcid?

Yes, dogs can take Pepcid (Famotidine) to reduce gastrointestinal acid production in cases of gastrointestinal ulcers, esophagitis or duodenal gastric or esophageal reflux. It is often used in patients with kidney failure to reduce the erosive effects uremia (kidney waste products in the bloodstream) has on the stomach.