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Looking solution to my 6 month old puppies diarrhea. We have

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Looking for a solution to my 6 month old puppies diarrhea. We have mylanta and Imodium. Can I give her either of those? She is showing no signs of dehydration or illness
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!

I am sorry to hear Bella is not feeling well. I would not advise administering either of those products. Imodium can cause illness to certain breeds but also some dogs in particular can have a reaction to this product so it is not advised. And mylanta unfortunately is not very effective in pets.

Tonight you can:
- Pepcid (famotidine) 0.25 mg/ pound every 12 hours x 3 days
- Bland diet of white rice and lean boiled meat such as chicken which is bland yet bulking to the stools
- Canned pumpkin can also aid in bulking up the stools, 1 tbsp every 12 hours

If there is no improvement I would advise a veterinary fecal evaluation to rule out an underlying cause that requires treatment such as worms, giardia, isospora infection that can be easily remedied with antibiotic therapy or dewormer

I hope this information makes sense but please let me know how else I can assist you both today

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

I am glad to see you were able to view my responses earlier

Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance to you both today, I am online another hour tonight to assist you both

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Good evening, I wanted to check in on Bella to see how she is doing today? Is the diarrhea decreasing? I would love an update when you are able!