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Okay, this isn't a question, more of a solution I've found for when our dog gets sick. When DeeOhGee was having one of those stomach viruses, I called the vet and he said that I could give her a small teaspoonful of Pepto Bismal. That it wouldn't hurt her, it was quick, it would settle her stomach and if after an hour it hadn't helped, I could give her another teaspoonful. (She weighs 44 pounds.) (There are medicines specifically for dogs, but he said if this happens and I don't have anything like that around, the Pepto would work.)

I've since tried it and it works fine, and actually, pretty damn fast. She's not miserable and we're not hosing down the house.

I don't know if it would work on cats (even a small amount per their weight), so anyone trying this might want to ask a vet. (And of course, other vets may disagree on this, but I've done this a couple of times over the four-year period we've had DeeOhGee and she's a perfectly healthy, happy critter now, so it definitely hasn't hurt her.)

-- Anonymous, February 07, 2001


My vet also said Pepcid AC is ok to give to a dog and it will settle the stomach. Worked on my ex's dog.

My Ginger was puking, but that's because she's a garbage gut in her terrible two's and she tore up my bedroom and bathroom yesterday. Paper and bed parts EVERYWHERE. But I'll take that over puke. Good luck Beth.

-- Anonymous, February 07, 2001

Thanks, guys. I gave her some Pepto when I went home for lunch. She hated it, but it didn't make her throw immediately (which is what it does to me).

She's in a very crabby mood. She won't eat, but she doesn't want Doc to eat, either, and she won't let him on the sofa. He is very sad.

-- Anonymous, February 07, 2001

Does the Pepto make them constipated or anything? (And the weird side of me wants to know if it turns their tongues black like it does to me.)

My dog barfs a lot for what seems like no reason. He'll be sitting there all cool, then BLEAH he pukes. A few minutes later, he's hopping around like nothing happened.

-- Anonymous, February 07, 2001

I haven't noticed anything like constipation, though I wouldn't be surprised that it could be a problem if the dog was over-medicated for its weight. Never even heard of the idea of Pepto turning a tongue black, though -- didn't happen here. (New one for me!)

Good luck, Beth. Hope it works.

-- Anonymous, February 07, 2001

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