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What medicines can I use ...I've started to give m boiled

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What medicines can I use for diarrhea ...I've started to give him boiled rice and chicken ..what else can I do ..its been two days
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr B replied 10 months ago.

HI this is DRB and I would be happy to help you with this.....give me a few minutes to compose answer...

Expert:  Dr B replied 10 months ago.

how much does your dog weigh?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
65 lbs
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
He had one semi normal today but now still is quite loose
Expert:  Dr B replied 10 months ago.

Hi this is DrB. I am not allowed to take phone calls by my medical board. If you would like I can continue to answer your questions this way or I can opt out and let another expert help you. Sincerely, DRB

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
This way is fine
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
I need to know besides chicken and rice if I can give any human meds
Expert:  Dr B replied 10 months ago.

yes, you can but you have to be very careful....how much does your dog weigh?

Expert:  Dr B replied 10 months ago.

ok, I see you listed it already....

Expert:  Dr B replied 10 months ago.

You can give your dog lomotil but for no more than 2 days if diarrhea does not stop after that you must visit your vet.Let me get you a dose....

Expert:  Dr B replied 10 months ago.

He can have 1.4 mg of lomotil up to about 2.9 mg.....give me a minute and I will look up tablet size for you...

Expert:  Dr B replied 10 months ago.

So you can give him the lomotil 2.5 mg tablet ( you can get at pharmacy) every 8 hours for 2 days. I would not go beyond 2 days as lomotil can contribute to ileus ( intestines not working) or bloat and large breeds are predisposed to bloat so safest thing to do is dose just twice daily for 2 days and then stop.

Do you have any other questions?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Ok sounds good ...I think I will be seeing our vet on Monday ...thanks for all your help
Expert:  Dr B replied 10 months ago.

You are very welcome...please let me know if you need anything else as I check my computer every night. Sincerely, DRB

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Expert:  Dr B replied 10 months ago.

I am checking back in to see if you need further help. Sincerely, DRB

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Expert:  Dr B replied 10 months ago.
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