|Barked: Thu Feb 21, '08 10:24pm PST |
|You might just want to let this run it's course, though it might mean some clean-up! Pepto Bismol's active ingredient is a chemical compound called "bismuth subsalicylate". Salicylates are the same family of drugs that make Asprin, and though Aprin and other salicylates can be used relatively safely in dogs it's probably best not to mess with it if you don't feel you HAVE to. "Proper" dosage isn't quite a simple as a kid's dose, though working out dose by weight using the children's recommended dose is probably the best way to figure it aside from asking your vet.
Their bodies are trying to get rid of something that didn't agree with them. Using drugs to cover up the problem is probably going to result in having to deal with possibly less severe symptoms, but for a longer amount of a time, as well as potential side-effects of the drug itself.
Hoping that this isn't actually as bad as you think it might be, but I know that you know your dogs "inside and out", so I'm wishing you the strong stomach to deal with it!
[Given the public nature of this forum it's worth noting that eating large amount of things like cooked pork can cause or contribute to an overload on the pancreas, so if you see signs of pancreatitis you shouldn't waste any time getting to the vet.]
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