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He has bad diarrhea. Has bouts of collide us and is Diabetic

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He has bad diarrhea. Has bouts of collide us and is Diabetic gave one Lomotil today 2 mg how often can I take give them without causing constipation
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. I'm sorry the dog has that. The Veterinarian will know what to do. What is the dog's name?
Customer: Webster
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Webster?
Customer: No just that he's diabetic and he has a heart murmur and he's already taking Enalapril 2.5mg bid
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Lisa replied 9 months ago.

Hi there. My name is ***** ***** I'm happy to help you with your question today.

As a general rule, Lomotil is dosed at 0.05 to 0.1 mg per pound (0.1 to 0.2 mg/kg) and can be given two to three times daily.

Since you've only given one today, you can give another one about 8 hours after the first if you gave the first one at 10am...then the second one can be given around 6pm.

I hope this helps.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Thanks, ***** ***** days should I give ? He is eating boiled chicken bc I have to give the insulin I can't go w/o feeding?
Expert:  Lisa replied 9 months ago.

Since I don't know your dogs whole history, I think you should continue it today for sure, and then tomorrow, give your regular vet a call on the phone and ask them how long they want you to give it.

My best guess is that they're going to want you to continue for at least 3 days after the symptoms have cleared up, but it's good to touch base with them, just to be on the safe side.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
1more ?. He had been on Flaygl for many of these bouts but I decided to try the lomotil. Just sick of paying for office visits and not getting relief for him
Expert:  Lisa replied 9 months ago.

I absolutely understand. Since he has a history of this problem, it might not be a bad idea to talk to your vet about sending out the medication without having to see him each time. Most vets don't really have a problem with something as safe as Flagyl, so I would ask them to see if they're willing to do that.