Regular-strength Pepto Bismol can be given to a dog to soothe an upset stomach. The recommended dosage is 0.5 to 1 milliliter of liquid Pepto Bismol for each pound of the dog's weight every six to eight hours.Continue Reading
Owners are advised to check with the veterinarian prior to administering Pepto Bismol to a dog. Dogs with bleeding problems and dogs that are pregnant or nursing should not take Pepto Bismol.
While side effects are uncommon, Pepto Bismol can cause the color of the tongue to darken. Stool color may be affected as well, appearing black, gray or green. Pepto Bismol can interfere with evaluations of abdominal X-rays and can result in inaccurate urine test results.Learn more about Dogs
For symptoms of diarrhea in a 45-pound canine, the recommended dose of Pepto Bismol is roughly 1/2 tablet, or 1.125 to 2.25 mL, advise pet experts at Quincy Paw Pals. While the medication is typically safe for all dogs, pet owners are advised to consult a veterinarian prior to use.Full Answer >
According to Consumer Reports, Pepto Bismol should be avoided during pregnancy. Before 20 weeks of pregnancy, Pepto Bismol can be taken in moderation, but it isn't recommended. After 20 weeks, Pepto Bismol should not be taken at all.Full Answer >
Pepto-Bismol is used to treat indigestion, stomach upset, nausea, diarrhea and other conditions that are associated with eating excessively. A doctor may also prescribe it for other conditions, as stated by Drugs.com. As of 2014, it is still not understood how Pepto-Bismol works, but it is believed that it inhibits secretions in the digestive tract.Full Answer >
When a dog is ready to have puppies, it will not be interested in eating for 24 hours before, it will lick its vulva and it will have tighter contractions in its stomach that may or may not be noticeable to the owner. Some people will say that checking a dog's temperature can help, but only some dogs will lower their body temperature by a degree or two before giving birth to puppies.Full Answer >