Your veterinarian can prescribe a medication designed for dogs. Loperamide (Imodium®). This medication is a good treatment for diarrhea in a pinch and should be safe for your dog if dosed at 1 mg per 20 pounds of body weight. Only give one dose.
Kaopectate® is another anti-diarrheal that is typically safe and soothes upset stomachs. But at a dose of 1 ml per pound, a large dog needs a lot of Kaopectate. Your veterinarian can prescribe a medication designed for dogs. Loperamide (Imodium®).
A bland diet for 24 to 48 hours may help to resolve your pup's issue. Plain-cooked white rice with a little chicken and some canned plain pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling) may help to make your pup's tummy feel better. Once your pooch feels better, gradually reintroduce their regular food.
Anti-diarrheal agents, de-wormers, and/or probiotics may be prescribed." Anti-diarrheal agents, de-wormers, and/or probiotics (bacteria that support intestinal health) may be prescribed. There are several probiotic products that may be helpful in dogs with diarrhea.
If your dog gets infected with parvo, you may be tempted to use over the counter drugs. The problem is … these can suppress the immune system. Tamiflu is an antiviral that's often used to treat parvo-infected dogs.
Antidiarrheals/Antinauseants. Bismuth subsalicylate (Pepto-Bismol®) is commonly kept in medicine cabinets for digestive upsets and can be administered to your dog.
For coughing: –Dextromethorphan (Robitussin DM with dextromethorphan at 10-15 mg/5ml and Guafenisin at 100mg/5ml), for cough. Roughly, 1 teaspoon per 20 pounds for dogs.
For Dogs: Allergy Meds You can give your dog Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 2-3 times daily at 1mg per pound of body weight. For instance, a 12-pound dog can receive 12mg, which is equal to one children's Benadryl or ½ an adult dose. A 50-pound dog would need 50mg, or two adult Benadryl.
How To Treat Dog Flu. There are currently no antiviral agents approved to treat canine influenza. Your vet may recommend nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to help control fever and inflammation in the nasal passages and throat.
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CERENIA ® (maropitant citrate) is the only FDA-approved medication to treat vomiting in dogs and cats and to prevent vomiting due to motion sickness in dogs. It is a non-drowsy medication that comes in two formulations—an injection given by your veterinarian, or tablets that can be given at the hospital or at home.
Apoquel stops allergic itch right at the source. Apoquel starts relieving allergic dog itch and inflammation due to skin allergies within 4 hours — and controls it within 24 hours. The #1 prescribed medicine for allergic itch in dogs.
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You can help your dog by feeding a bland diet, such as cooked white chicken and rice or Under the Weather Rice, Chicken & Pumpkin Flavor Freeze-Dried Dog Food, for a couple of days until the diarrhea resolves. If time and bland food aren't curing your senior dog's loose stool blues, it is time to get the vet involved.