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    It said something about being careful of balancing calcium with vitamin D and something else....I'll look again and see if I can find the quote..... We did cut HRH's back to one tums a day but haven't stopped entirely because it does seem to help curb her obsessive licking to get a tums. So we wonder if she's not licking from some heartburn....but that's just our theory.


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    Can I give my dog Tums? Tums (calcium carbonate) are sometimes prescribed by veterinarians as a dietary supplement for dogs. If you are giving your dog a well-balanced diet, they should not require calcium supplementation. Calcium needs to be given in the proper ratio with phosphorus and vitamin D, and too much calcium can cause pancreatitis, a severe illness requiring prompt medical treatment. Tums may also be used by veterinarians to treat digestive upset in dogs. While your dog may have been given Tums in the past by your veterinarian, this medication may not be the appropriate treatment for their current illness.
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    You have to balance everything! There is a calcium ratio that you have to follow but mostly that's for critical care animals. I think you're talking about calcium to phosphorous ratio. Calcium is responsible for phosphorous absorption. If there isn't enough calcium the body will take it from where ever it can (usually the bones).

    For a healthy, active pet it balances itself out in the end.

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