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My chocolate lab has had diarrhea days even with lomotil.

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my chocolate lab has had diarrhea for three days even with lomotil. can i give her some pen g IM for a possible bacteria infection?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.


I am sorry to hear you are worried about your Labrador. My name is Rebecca. I am a veterinarian and will do my best to help.

Pen G is not a good antibiotic for the type of bacteria that can cause diarrhea and is not anything I would recommend. If you want to try it, the dose is about 1 cc per 20 pounds, but I don't recommend it and the injections are painful.

How much Lomotil have you been giving? It is not a great diarrhea drug for dogs either.

You can try Loperamide (Imodium) or Pepto Bismal at half the dose for adults, twice daily.

Is she eating, and drinking normally?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
she is eating and drinking normally. she is acting fine and has had all her shots and has not been exposed to parvo. she did , however, get into the leftovers from Christmas but that was a few days ago.
Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.

I would try the Pepto or Imodium rather than the PenG.

Let me know how she is, and what else I can help with or answer.

Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.

How is she doing? Can I help with or answer anything else?