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    Tums???

    ok i have a question the vet told me to give zoe tums to help with calcium but how much do i give her and how often was....she didnt tell me...does anyone else here know???
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    TG I'm a country girl Senior Dog Member+ doglovin's Avatar
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    Tums are a lousy source of calcium! We give our dogs,and i highly reccomend it, pure calcium capsules from the health food store.They last forever,and arn't to exspensive.I would give one of those a day.
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    but she is a chihuahua what if it is too much calcium i dont want her to get eclampsia
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    Tums arent mainly meant for a calcium source so like doglovin said, its not something you would feed as a main source of calcium. Also like doglovin said, get pure calcium pills/capsules. In your case i would get pills (they are easier to actually divide because they are solid and not powder) Is there a reason you feel she needs to get more calcium? Any health problems by any chance?
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    no the vet said she needs calcium she is pregnant my vet said give her tums because she does not want her to have too much calcium!
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    There was a discussion of Calcium here in this thread..

    http://www.prodoggroomingsupplies.co...hlight=calcium

    From what I read another call to your vet for clarification might be in order.

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    I'm with Dax... call your vet and ask for more info...

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    Quote Originally Posted by chichimom
    but she is a chihuahua what if it is too much calcium i dont want her to get eclampsia
    yes that is what i give to my chi's.Just don't overdose 400 mg of calcium, a day and it should be just great.The average capsule contains 333 mg of calcium
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    Be careful giving a chihuahua calcium during pregnancy. If it looks like she is low on milk, or sick in any way, take her to a vet. Oral doses do not work.

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    well then i dont know how my vet became a vet because she told me friday to give her 2 tumms a day one in morning and one at dinner time im so confused lol but i am following her intructions with the tums!
    "AND OUR GOD WHO CREATED THEM
    KNOWS THIER SUFFERING, AND WILL
    HOLD HIM WHO CAUSES THEM TO
    SUFFER UNNECESSARILY TO ANSWER
    FOR IT"

    GEORGE CANNON

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