(loperamide) is another over-the-counter medication dogs can take, which also helps resolve diarrhea. Dogs with certain conditions and dogs taking certain medications should not be given Imodium, so check with your veterinarian before administering it. Cats may have a reaction to this medication—ask for veterinary guidance before offering it to a feline.
Diarrhea is a common problem for our canine companions
It is important to get his medication down, dogs can be sneaky and remove all food from around the pills; it may be a case of forcing them down (there are youtube videos you can see for this). Diarrhoea and vomiting can take a week or so to improve, so unless there is a worsening of symptoms I wouldn’t worry too much. Just make sure that Prince remains hydrated and takes his meds. Regards Dr Callum Turner DVM
Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment of Diarrhea in Dogs - Pet Education
Chances are that you already have your dog on a monthly heartworm and flea/tick preventative, and if you aren’t you should be. Most monthly heartworm medications not only prevent your pet from getting heartworm disease, but they typically also contain a de-wormer for common types of intestinal worms. And, since fleas can cause tapeworm infection in animals, it’s important to keep fleas off your pet as well!Intestinal worms are parasites often seen in dogs, especially puppies. They are also a common cause of diarrhea in our four-legged family members. Your pet can become infected with worms in several ways: eating infected animal poop, soil, or sand outside, tracked inside on our shoes, or from our houseplant potting soil; hunting and eating infected wildlife, like rodents and squirrels; newborns can get worms from their mom; and from fleas. It is also very important to understand that some of these parasites are zoonotic, which means that people can catch them too.
There are many causes of diarrhea (See Table 2
Complicated canine bowel problems can’t be cured with conventional over-the-counter diarrhea medications, though mild cases sometimes respond well to popular meds. We’ll talk about the merits of OTC products for dogs as well as natural remedies.Have you recently changed your dog’s diet or brand of food? Has baby been rooting around in the garbage or eaten something he should not have? Has your dog traveled recently, been in a kennel or boarding facility, or been subjected to any unusual stressors? Figuring out can be easier if you pay regular attention to the quality of your dog’s stool. You should also take severity and duration into account before giving human medications of any kind to dogs. Diet and stress are the two most common causes of dog diarrhea, and, even untreated, these conditions usually resolve themselves within a couple of days.