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How bad is the diarrhea, soft served ice cream or explosive? Any blood or mucus within or coating the feces?
To answer your question I tend to avoid loperamide if I can because it can have detrimental effects on some pets. If needed, you can give 1 mg (1/2 tablet). I try to only give it once and monitor for resolution of the diarrhea for the next 12 hours but it can be repeated at 12 hours if needed
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Hi, sorry for the delay. I have been sitting at my computer with a message saying "transmitting" and just went to get my money back. Thanks for replying. Diarrhea is very loose...like melting soft serve ice cream. No blood, some mucus. He's sleeping now. Maybe I should wait until morning before taking a chance? Is there anything else around the house that might help....or should I try to force the Pepto Bismol. Thanks.
Yes, that sounds like a plan to wait
In the meanwhile adding white rice to the mix to help firm things up
Ok. Thanks. We'll see his vet on Monday. Just needed some help on getting through the night.