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New Haven, CT
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2 April 2014 - 12:48 pm
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Hi all, for those who give pepcid for their furbabies, what's the dosage you've used?  I've got a friend with a female Newfie and she wants to try some pepcid.

 

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~ Katy

ACL tear in right hind leg 12/5/12 and scheduled ACL repair surgery 12/21/12. Pre-op xrays revealed osteosarcoma. Amputation 12/28/12.  Chemo (carboplatin) started Jan 10, 2013 and ended on April 5, for a total of 5 doses. He handled carbo like a champ!  No side effects.  We started metronomic therapy at his third chemo and have been also doing some holistic treatments.  He's a lively, playful 10 year old huskie-boarder collie and a very proud member of the Winter Warriors!  Our love. Our funny little guy!

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2 April 2014 - 3:29 pm
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Just dug this up from an old post: "The recommended dose of Famotidine to be administered to pets is 0.25 to 0.5 mg per pound of the dog, every 12 to 24 hours"

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2 April 2014 - 3:43 pm
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I concur with Jerry.  My 15 pound pug is taking pepcid daily and is currently getting half a 10 mg tab, or 5 mg per dose.  If you do the math she is getting  0.33 mg/ pound of body weight, and she takes it once or twice a day.

 

Karen

Tri-pug Maggie survived a 4.5 year mast cell cancer battle only to be lost to oral melanoma.

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2 April 2014 - 6:14 pm
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Thank you much!  I'll send this info along and make sure she confirms this with her vet, too.

BTW - her Newfie is randomly puking up her meals.  She seems to think it's when all 150lb of her gets up too quickly.  I had thought that could be it, or maybe the Newfie is developing some acid reflux from her Wellness food (a known rich food to many pups).

~Katy

ACL tear in right hind leg 12/5/12 and scheduled ACL repair surgery 12/21/12. Pre-op xrays revealed osteosarcoma. Amputation 12/28/12.  Chemo (carboplatin) started Jan 10, 2013 and ended on April 5, for a total of 5 doses. He handled carbo like a champ!  No side effects.  We started metronomic therapy at his third chemo and have been also doing some holistic treatments.  He's a lively, playful 10 year old huskie-boarder collie and a very proud member of the Winter Warriors!  Our love. Our funny little guy!

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2 April 2014 - 7:53 pm
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Hmm. Well acid reflux isn't unheard of, could be.

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3 April 2014 - 7:18 pm
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It could be acid reflux or a hiatal hernia both of which can be common in giant dogs.  Loki had it and needed 20 mg Pepcid twice daily given 30 min prior to meals (he weighed about 150 pounds).  I would make sure it is not regurgitation which could be a sign of megaesophagus.

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3 April 2014 - 7:35 pm
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Thank you, Pam!  I've forwarded this on, too.  I know they'll confirm things with their vet before moving forward.  They've just never had the need to get involved with such a wide-ranging supportive community.  You rock!

~ Katy

ACL tear in right hind leg 12/5/12 and scheduled ACL repair surgery 12/21/12. Pre-op xrays revealed osteosarcoma. Amputation 12/28/12.  Chemo (carboplatin) started Jan 10, 2013 and ended on April 5, for a total of 5 doses. He handled carbo like a champ!  No side effects.  We started metronomic therapy at his third chemo and have been also doing some holistic treatments.  He's a lively, playful 10 year old huskie-boarder collie and a very proud member of the Winter Warriors!  Our love. Our funny little guy!

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