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Do not want to become a member.Just want dose of Immodium

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Do not want to become a member.Just want dose of Immodium for 10lb, 10week old American Bulldog pup
Submitted: 19 days ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 19 days ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 19 days ago.

Anecdotal dosage recommendations for loperamide (Imodium) vary and no published evidence supporting one over the other is available. Most recommend 0.08-0.1 mg/kg thrice daily as needed, but dosages as high as 0.2 mg/kg 3-4 times daily have been noted. (10 lbs = 4.3 kg). Please note, however, that this drug should be avoided when diarrhea is due to invasive microorganisms . Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Customer: replied 19 days ago.
The pup has been through all his medications but the vet would not step away from her dietary protocol to meet HIS needs.Eating very well now but stool won't firm up.
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 19 days ago.

Thank you for the additional information. What was diagnosed, please?

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 17 days ago.
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