Sucralfate Use in Dogs

Sucralfate for dogs
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What is sucralfate?

Sucralfate protects the lining of the gastrointestinal tract, from the mouth and esophagus, all the way to the rectum, allowing any areas of ulceration to heal.

What is sucralfate used for in dogs?

Sucralfate is used in any condition where ulceration or damage to the stomach or gut is anticipated.

Are there any side effects of trazodone?

Sucralfate is a very safe medication because it isn't absorbed into your dog's system from the intestine.

Is sucralfate safe to give with other medications?

While there are some medications where the exact dose isn't too important, it could destabilize the condition if your dog is on essential medicines for heart conditions, seizures, or other critical illnesses.

Are there any dogs who shouldn’t have sucralfate?

If your dog is diabetic, sucralfate might not be the best choice of medication.



Dr. Hannah Godfrey MRCVS graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2011. Although she initially worked in mixed practice treating all species, she found a love for small animal work and has worked exclusively with dogs and cats since 2014. She lives in Wales with her partner, son, and two cats (named Poppy and Ashton Kutcher), and writes comedy fiction in her spare time.

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