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can i give my dog Imodium for diarrhea

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can i give my dog Imodium for diarrhea
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Andrea Roberts replied 5 years ago.

Hi there. Yes, you can give dogs imodium for diarrhea. The dosage is 0.02-0.1 mg/lb, so if you give a dosage in the middle of this range then that should be ok, the higher end dosages can cause constipation. The dose can be repeated every 8-12 hours.

It is fine to use in dogs that are bright and well, but have diarrhea. If your dog is ill in herself, then you shouldn't use it.

 

Andrea.

Andrea Roberts, Dog Veterinarian
Category: Dog
Satisfied Customers: 2379
Experience: 15 years as a companion animal veterinarian; BVMS and MRCVS.
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
so one teaspoon or two teaspoons would be the dose every 8-12 hours.
the dog is fine accept for just recently she has a bout of diarrhea there is no fever or mucus or blood no vomit. She just has not alerted
us to let her outside when she has to go. so she has been uncontrollably
doing her pooh in the house which is not like her.
thank you for help.
Expert:  Andrea Roberts replied 5 years ago.

It would be 0.1-0.2ml per 10lb bodyweight if it's the 0.2mg/ml syrup that you have.

You are fine to try it with the symptoms that she has.

I really hope it helps!

Andrea

Expert:  Andrea Roberts replied 5 years ago.
For a big german shepherd (100lbs) that would be 1-2 tsp every 8-12 hours!

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