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I am unable to get my dog any Antepsin as the manufacturer

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I am unable to get my dog any Antepsin as the manufacturer is only providing to humans due to a shortage.
My dog has a severely ulcerated stomach and urgently needs something similar.
My vet has told me there is no alternative.
I am extremely worried do you know of anything?
I've just got some kolanticon oral gel from the chemist and wondered if this would help?
Thanks,
Caroline
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Rebecca replied 3 years ago.
Rebecca :

Hello,

Rebecca :

I am sorry to hear you can't get Antepsin for Chloe.

Rebecca :

My name is***** am a veterinarian, and will do my best to help.

Rebecca :

Dicycloverine, the active ingredient in Kolanticon, is not anything like sucralfate, the active ingredient in Antepsin.

Rebecca :

Sucralfate, Antepsin, acts like a protectant on the ulcers, covering them and reducing inflammation.

Rebecca :

Dicycloverine, Kolanticon, affects the motility of the gastrointestinal tract. In my search to answer your question, I could not find it being recommended to give to dogs.

Rebecca :

There really is nothing like sucralfate/Antepsin. If I could not get it for a dog with ulcers, I would treat with antibiotics (some ulcers are caused by bacterial infection) and acid reducers like famotidine (Pepcid AC is one brand name). A Rottweiler would take 10 to 20 mg of famotidine twice daily.

Rebecca :

I would also try to find out the reason for the ulcers: kidney disease, the infection I mentioned before, liver disease.

Rebecca :

I hope you can see what I am writing! I am not seeing responses from you.

Rebecca :

I will try to connect with you another way, if I do not hear from you soon.

Rebecca and 2 other Dog Specialists are ready to help you
Expert:  Rebecca replied 3 years ago.
I hope you can see what I am writing now!
Please let me know what else I can answer, or help with or research for you.
Rebecca
Expert:  Rebecca replied 3 years ago.
Thank you for the positive rating.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

Rebecca
Expert:  Rebecca replied 3 years ago.
Caroline,
How is Chloe doing?

Rebecca