How long should a dog take sucralfate?
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Does sucralfate have to be dissolved for dogs? The tablet will not begin to dissolve until it reaches your dog’s stomach. Therefore, many veterinarians recommend a “sucralfate slurry” for dogs with known or potential esophageal ulcers. Giving sucralfate in a slurry involves crushing your dog’s sucralfate and then dissolving it in a small amount of water.
How do you give a dog sucralfate? Sucralfate is available as 1 Gm tablets. The usual dose for dogs is 1/2 to 1 tablet by mouth 3 times a day. For cats, the usual dose is 1/4 to 1/2 tablet by mouth every 8 to 12 hours.
How often can you give sucralfate to dogs? The typical dose administered to animals is 1/4 to 1 gram per pet. Small dogs and cats often receive 1/4 to 1/2 gram every six to eight hours. Medium to large dogs often receive 1/2 to 1 gram every six to eight hours. Medication is best used when given on an empty stomach – one hour before or two hours after a meal.