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My dog weighs 111 pounds and has diarrhea. He has sensitive…

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My dog weighs 111...

My dog weighs 111 pounds and has diarrhea. He has sensitive stomach and certain foods upsets his stomach. My vet has said, "I could give him lomotil in the past," but I don't remember how much she said to give him.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?

Riley and he is 7yo.

Veterinarian's Assistant: How old is Riley?

7

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Riley?

No, he just had a check up and everything was fine. He is not on any meds.

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today.

In regards ***** ***** question, we can use Lomotil in dogs with diarrhea. For a 111lb dog, we'd give 5.5mg dose every 12 hours.

Otherwise, I'd just note that you can also consider offering Riley a light diet option. Examples of an easily digestible diet include cooked white rice with boiled chicken, boiled white fish, scrambled egg, or meat baby food (as long as its free from garlic or onion powder). Ideally, we want to offer this as small frequent meals to keep the stomach settled. And fiber (ie canned pumpkin) and OTC probiotics (ie Benebac, Fortiflora) can also be added to these meals to firm those loose stools quicker and support digestion.

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