Can I give my cat Pepto Bismol?

Only do this under a vet's direction. The reason is that giving them too much can be dangerous. Cats have problems with one of the chemicals in Pepto Bismol, salicylates. These are basically the same stuff in aspirin. It is not dangerous to cats in small quantities, but it takes their bodies much longer to get it out of the system than a dog or a person. So cats can easily overdose on it at toxic levels if you keep giving it to them - putting them on a "people-appropriate" schedule will cause serious health problems. While it does help them with diarrhea, it is too dangerous to use without supervision. Your vet can give you advice on exactly how much will be appropriate for your cat. If you can't afford the vet visit, don't use this on the cat.

   

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