Sucralfate is an anti-ulcer drug that is often prescribed for stomach and intestinal problems in dogs. This drug is approved for human consumption, but is legal for use as an off-label drug in dogs and other animals. Research has shown that this drug is effective for many types of ulcerations in the body.
Studies suggest that it binds with naturally occurring acids in the stomach to form a paste which covers and protects the ulcerated areas.This protection, often referred to as a bandage effect, gives ulcers a chance to heal on their own. Sucralfate seems to shield ulcers from harmful stomach acids that can cause further irritation, inflammation and perpetuation the condition.