Can dogs take Imodium for diarrhea? The Merck Veterinary Manual recommends a dose of 0.1-0.2 mg/kg [0.05-0.1 mg/lb]. For convenience, one 2 mg capsule or tablet of Imodium can be given per 50 pounds of body weight. Cut it in half for a dog that weighs around 25 pounds and always use the liquid form of Imodium for dogs under 20 pounds.
How long does it take for Imodium to work in dogs? It’s short-lived in the body and quickly adds in with the blood to treat your dog’s stomach. Usually, you will notice improvement within an hour or two. If you’re giving Imodium to your dog without consulting your vet, don’t continue the medication for more than 2 days.
What can you give a dog to stop diarrhea? 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.
What do vets give for diarrhea? Your veterinarian may recommend the oral administration of an intestinal protectant such as kaolin clay and pectin (KaoPectate™) or a suspension containing bismuth subsalicylate (PeptoBismol™).