Can I give my dog TUMS for gas?


Quick Answer

According to About Doggies, dogs can eat TUMS for an upset stomach. The site recommends unflavored TUMS as opposed to TUMS with flavor; the added flavoring chemicals are unhealthy for dogs. About Doggies recommends the liquid form of TUMS over the tablet form to avoid a choking hazard.

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While TUMS can be used to soothe a dog’s gas, the gas could be a sign of a major ailment, such as gastric torsion. The website emphasizes the need to have a veterinarian determine if gas is a symptom of something serious. TUMS don't cure any ailment and may mask an underlying issue that requires early diagnosis and treatment.

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