Baking soda for upset stomach?

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Postby TheRedQueen » September 8th, 2011, 1:12 am

I've never heard of this...but I saw it posted on FB, as a remedy for a friend's dog's upset stomach.

give him about a 1/2 cup of water and put about 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda in it. And a squirt of like...BBQ sauce. The Baking soda will really help his tummy and the BBQ sauce will make him drink it! My girls fight over it! lol


this seems a bit crazy...yes, no?
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Postby Malli » September 8th, 2011, 3:01 am

maybe like tums but for dogs? Baking soda = calcium carbonate? I think thats what tums is made of...

I dunno, shootin' in the dark here!
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Postby madremissy » September 8th, 2011, 6:47 am

From my acid base balance chapter.... I learned that the baking soda is like tums but hard to measure how much is needed. It is to reduce the acid is your system. But if you use too much you could go to akaline. It is a fine balance. It would be hard to know how much to give. That is my two cents.
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Postby TheRedQueen » September 8th, 2011, 9:17 am

Okay...thanks ladies! So this isn't something completely normal...lol
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Postby amalie79 » September 8th, 2011, 10:24 am

I use it all the time for upset stomach and it works a charm for me! It hink it's quicker than tumms, maybe because it's already dissolved. I was told a story, though, when I was a kid about a guy who used too much and his stomach ruptured, so I always follow the instructions on the box... The side panel of Arm & Hammer has instructions for use as antacid. :|
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Postby TheRedQueen » September 8th, 2011, 10:56 am

Interesting, I've never used it that way...
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Postby Malli » September 8th, 2011, 7:24 pm

I would think that there are MUCH more affective products in the antacid dept.
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Postby iluvk9 » September 8th, 2011, 7:32 pm

And it freshens your refrigerator! :)
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Postby madremissy » September 8th, 2011, 8:22 pm

Zegrid is the best stuff out there right now. I have tried everything and this stuff works the best.
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Postby hugapitbull » September 8th, 2011, 9:19 pm

iluvk9 wrote:And it freshens your refrigerator! :)


Isn't your refrigerator empty? Since you don't cook and all. :|

Bob uses it all the time. It works for him. Not sure how you would convince a dog to drink it. :shock:
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Postby iluvk9 » September 9th, 2011, 5:46 am

hugapitbull wrote:Isn't your refrigerator empty? Since you don't cook and all. :|


Harley's food has to be refrigerated and I have milk in there for my coffee. :)
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