My ? Is it safe for dogs to eat tums? Can dogs eat antacids? has an – can I give him tums? Will tums help my
Our standard answer for any kind of is “ask your “.
The short answer is that Tums are fine for your or for Fido as it is for you. in very small doses. If you must self-diagnose and treat, and we understand this can be the case, then yes you can give your . It’s as good for an
Tums as an antacid for your dog
There are better remedies for dogs with upset stomachs though. Think pumpkin…even pumpkin when the dog needs quick relief.…or something along those lines. But it’s more likely you have a package of Tums laying around than a spare can of
If you decide to treat it with Tums, you may want to crush and sprinkle it into a dish with bland food such as chicken and rice.
On the surface, Tums is fine. It’s made from mined rather than obtained from shellfish. This is practically pure and there is very little chance of any kind of allergy. Of course, this is important for people with shellfish allergies. Perhaps not so well known is that shellfish allergies are very real for dogs so this may be a consideration.
Be wary of ever feeding your anything that is advertised as “sugar-free”. We don’t want to give our dogs sweets, but even worse is foods with Xylitol in place of sugar as Xylitol is extremely toxic to dogs. So if you have sugar-free Tums, ensure there is no Xylitol. We’d rather give sugary Tums than Tums with Xylitol.
There is a discussion of if Tums is a good for dogs. If the intent is to use it in this fashion, we advise not to unless directed by your .
How many Tums can my dog eat – dosing recommendations
If you do decide to give your , the below dosing should be observed. Note that if you do some research, you’ll often find dosing with Tums as a vs. dosing as an as being switched around or just entirely incorrect. Please proceed with caution and, as mentioned, talk to your if you have any questions. Tum for an
The dose most commonly used in dogs as an is 0.5 grams and up to 5 grams total dose orally every 4 hours as needed
- Small dogs: 500mg
- Medium-sized dogs: 750-1000 mg
- Larger dogs: 2000mg
Can dogs eat tums – conclusion
Yes, dogs can eat tums but as with any medication, we strongly recommend you work with your vet. If not, do your research, start with small doses, and watch for any signs of adverse reactions.
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