Pepto-Bismol For Dogs

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What Is Pepto-Bismol?

Pepto-Bismol is a useful medication for humans but has not been shown to be effective for treating dogs.

Can Pepto-Bismol Be Given to Dogs?

Stomach Ulcers


Helicobacter Infections

Side-Effects of Pepto-Bismol


Black Stools

Bismuth Poisoning

Affects X-rays

Dogs who are sick as a result of an upset stomach generally need stronger medication from a veterinarian – anything available over-the-counter is unlikely to be effective. 

What Should I Do If My Dog Accidentally Drinks Pepto-Bismol?

What Can I Use For My Dog Instead of Pepto-Bismol?


Ruth graduated from Cambridge in 2014 and has worked as a small animal GP vet ever since. She is particularly interested in internal medicine, as it combines her love of problem-solving and her somewhat geeky love of knowledge, and has completed her certificate in Small Animal Medicine. She loves animals of all species but is particularly fond of cats.

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