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Old February 14th 06, 05:22 PM posted to alt.med.veterinary,rec.pets.dogs.health
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My dog accidentally ingested a 200mg Ibuprofen tablet about 3 weeks
ago. It seems to have caused severe gastrointestinal distress.

After 2 weeks of daily vomiting, she is improving. Her appetite has
returned and she is starting to be herself again. However, she is
still plagued with what seems to be acid reflux. She belches, then
slurps, as if a small amount of vomit has come up. It seems to be
worse on an empty stomach.

I am guessing that she is still recovering from an ulcer or other
stomach irritation and secreting more acid. We've given her Zantac on
our vet's recommendation, but I've read that Pepcid may be more
effective. I know for sure that Prilosec would be even better, but I
know nothing about giving it to a dog.

Are there any suggestions for treatment? She is on special food from
the vet (Eukanuba low residue) but I am wondering if giving her a
small snack could be helpful during times when the reflux seems strong
(such as the middle of the night).

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Old February 14th 06, 07:18 PM posted to alt.med.veterinary,rec.pets.dogs.health
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DaveR composed these thoughts and
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My dog accidentally ingested a 200mg Ibuprofen tablet about 3 weeks
ago. It seems to have caused severe gastrointestinal distress.

After 2 weeks of daily vomiting, she is improving. Her appetite has
returned and she is starting to be herself again. However, she is
still plagued with what seems to be acid reflux. She belches, then
slurps, as if a small amount of vomit has come up. It seems to be
worse on an empty stomach.

Danny took Reglan, Prilosec, (He took a human dosage pill, even though
he weighed 60 pounds) Cimetedine, and carafate when he did his mucosal
stripping of his stomach lining. All gave him great relief, but the
Carafate seemed to provide immediate relief because it covered the raw
spots like a bandaid.

One vet prescribed zantac, one prescribed pepcid ac, one prescribed
cimetedine. Each thought their choice was best. The one that seemed to
provide Danny with the most relief was tagemet (cimetidine)

ALL the other vets continued to prescribe him Carafate ( which he stayed
on for the rest of his life -almost 5 years) , reglan, and prilosec.
Eventually he was able to drop the reglan.

Part of a course of his treatment was to also feed small amounts often,
around the clock. This also helped.
None of those treatments seemed to be prescribed by weight. He took a
full human dosage of each. Prilosec once a day, Carafate 3 times a day.
Cimetidine 3 times a day.
The zantac/pepcid ac and cimetidine were all freely interchangeable.
Hope this helps.
I am guessing that she is still recovering from an ulcer or other
stomach irritation and secreting more acid. We've given her Zantac on
our vet's recommendation, but I've read that Pepcid may be more
effective. I know for sure that Prilosec would be even better, but I
know nothing about giving it to a dog.

Are there any suggestions for treatment? She is on special food from
the vet (Eukanuba low residue) but I am wondering if giving her a
small snack could be helpful during times when the reflux seems strong
(such as the middle of the night).



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Old February 15th 06, 12:42 PM posted to alt.med.veterinary,rec.pets.dogs.health
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"DaveR" wrote in message
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My dog accidentally ingested a 200mg Ibuprofen tablet about 3 weeks
ago. It seems to have caused severe gastrointestinal distress.


............did you post before about this?

However, she is
still plagued with what seems to be acid reflux. She belches, then
slurps, as if a small amount of vomit has come up. It seems to be
worse on an empty stomach.


.........I'd feed her 3-4 small meals a day instead of 2 and see if that
helps.

We've given her Zantac on
our vet's recommendation, but I've read that Pepcid may be more
effective.

...........You can give her Pepcid, get dosages from your vet.

I know for sure that Prilosec would be even better, but I
know nothing about giving it to a dog.


.........I don't know about that one, a lot of the anti-acid OTC preps are
used by vets, but I don't know if there's any to stay away from. Tagamet
and Pepcid are the two I know are OK.

buglady
take out the dog before replying



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Old February 15th 06, 03:05 PM posted to alt.med.veterinary,rec.pets.dogs.health
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On Wed, 15 Feb 2006 12:42:26 GMT, "buglady"
wrote:

"DaveR" wrote in message
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My dog accidentally ingested a 200mg Ibuprofen tablet about 3 weeks
ago. It seems to have caused severe gastrointestinal distress.


...........did you post before about this?


Yes, she went through a rough couple of weeks, to the point we thought
there was more to blame than just the single dose of ibuprofen. But
finally she is showing signs of returning to normal. The acid reflux
(or whatever it is) remains though.

........I'd feed her 3-4 small meals a day


That's what we've been doing.

........I don't know about that one, a lot of the anti-acid OTC preps are
used by vets, but I don't know if there's any to stay away from. Tagamet
and Pepcid are the two I know are OK.


Our vet gave us Zantac but since it didn't seem to work very well I've
switched to Pepcid, 5mg every 12 hours, which seems about right for
her 18 lb. size.

Thanks for your reply...
 




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