How Much Mylanta To Give To A Dog That Has An Upset Tummy? He Is A 5 Yr Old Very Active Lab.


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Mylanta can be given to a dog with an upset stomach, but the dosage depends on the size of the dog. It is recommended that 6 ounces be given to small dogs, 8 ounces for medium dogs and 12 ounces for large dogs. As Labradors are classed as medium to large sized dogs, it would be best to give them 8 ounces to be on the safe side. It is best for a dog with an upset stomach to fast for up to 24 hours to ensure that the system is entirely cleaned out. After this period of fasting, the dog should be fed small amounts to begin with, the meat should be ground and chicken is more easily digested. Plain yogurt can be given to dogs with an upset stomach as the probiotic elements of the yogurt carry good bacteria to the dogs' digestive system. Ginger root is also recommended for upset stomachs in dogs. This is available in tablet form. Some dogs that eat grass will not suffer from upset stomachs as the grass contains elements that reduce nausea and soothe the stomach. Mylanta is an antacid product designed for human use. The drug reduces acidity in the stomach and is a good remedy for heartburn, upset stomachs and acid indigestion. It should only be taken in minor cases, and is not suitable to treat stomach ulcers. The drug, if taken regularly can provide too much calcium to some patients, and it is advised that too much of any of this type of drug will increase the stomachs vulnerability to infection. This is because the antacids attack the acids in the stomach, some of which are needed to digest and absorb certain nutrients, especially vitamin B12. A lack of vitamin B12 can lead to a variety of complaints including enlarged red blood cells.
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Mylanta contains simethicone that is used o treat flatulence. Mylanta can be used in dogs. But its dose is weight dependent. Mylanta is given orally in dogs with a dose 6 ounces for small breeds, 8 ounces for medium breeds and 12 ounces for larger breeds. But remember, all medicines in pets used under the supervision of a vet.
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Anonymous commented
Im a veterinary medicine student and Im pretty sure he doesn't mean milliliters; he means cc's.
Anonymous commented
8 oz. Would be huge picture the size of a baby bottle or a bottle of water which is approx 16oz. An adult only takes 1-2 tablespoons.
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kathy davis commented
I hope no one is following your advice! I give my 8 lb yorkie a teaspoon as advised by a Vet. 6 ounces would surely kill him!

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