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    Can I give my bulldog 1 tums a day for his tear stains?

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    hm not sure i know you can give a pepcid to a dog. for his tear stains? not sure why you would give one for tear stains since they are usually from an allergy either food or enviromental.

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    Tums helps balance ph levels and can help in some cases. However I have never tried it. I believe it is a half of one per day. Like cowsmom said finding the source of them is a better idea.


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    SOmeone said their VET told them they could give their bully ONE a day but I dont recall it being for tear stains. We were giving HRH TWO a day til we heard that. So I guess two won't kill them but probably better to stick to one or less.

    ps: Is there an 'ideal' PH level for dogs? and I wonder how it is measured? Bakind soda tends to balance water ph at 8.2. That is what we go for with fish.
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    I have been giving them to Emmitt every day for a cpl wks now, you can give to them but it can't be the super strength just the regular one that's 500 mg.. And it's working for us it's not as red but I'm also using the malaket wipes I just got.. But the answer is yes you can give to them once a day.

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    I have heard of tums helping. Pepcid is just for tummy upset and won't do anything for the tear stains.

    Gypsy has tear stains from environmental causes. We do know that for sure as we went to Florida for 5 weeks and her eyes stopped running and as soon as we got back to KY it came right back. Not much I can do to control the cause so I just use peroxide or a tear stain remover to try to keep the staining at a minimum.

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    From what I read it's the Calcium in the Tums that helps. And the calcium can also be good for their bones.

    I also read that too much calcium can cause pancreatitis.
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    wow ya learn something new everyday

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    Quote Originally Posted by LariP View Post
    From what I read it's the Calcium in the Tums that helps. And the calcium can also be good for their bones.

    I also read that too much calcium can cause pancreatitis.
    Can I ask where you read this? I'm concerned because calcium is the one of the most used phosphorous binders.

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    @Twice I did a search. Can I give my dog Tums....it was one of the links. But I don't know if I could find it specifically.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LariP View Post
    @Twice I did a search. Can I give my dog Tums....it was one of the links. But I don't know if I could find it specifically.
    Thanks Lari I'm going to look for it. I'm worried because Abby gets Tums anytime she eats anything between meals. I give her aluminum hydroxide gel with meals but for snacks, treats... if she finds food she hid under the couch... lol She gets a Tums to bind that phosphorous. We're also considering giving her Epakitin which is a calcium carbonate.

    I know that too much fat will cause pancreatitis but I've never heard calcium.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LariP View Post
    @Twice I did a search. Can I give my dog Tums....it was one of the links. But I don't know if I could find it specifically.

    I've searched. The problem you found refers to giving Tums when there might be a larger issue such as pancreatitis. A person might think the dog just has an upset stomach and give Tums indefinitely instead of seeking medical treatment. I found one blog where the writer says too much calcium causes it but he has no medical basis for this assumption.

    I was concerned because calcium is a vital part of kidney failure treatment.

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