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Old 08-31-2012, 06:43 AM
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Is Pepto Bismol ok for dogs?

Willow has an upset stomach and pooped in the house yesterday while I was at work. like an idiot not thinking I gave Willow her dinner last night, this morning I woke up twice to let her out. I'm going to give it 24hrs before I try to feed her again (so tonight around 6ish). My Mom said she use to give the dogs Pepto but I just wanted to make sure with all of you first that its ok...
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O wait.... I just remembered from the last time this happened, I think I used pumpkin for Diarrhea? But it was so long ago I cant remember how much or if I just gave it to her as is or put it in with her food....

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Imodium is better for dogs then pepto.. I will feed boiled white rice without giving med to my dogs...unless it is straight water diarrhea...stomach and stool better in a day and a half.
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I have a puppy with a sensitive stomach and when we were trying to figure out what was making him ill, we would give him pepto pills. It's perfectly safe for them, and cheaper than feeding rice and chicken (plus, feeding a dog rice and chicken can backfire if a dog has a grain or chicken allergy, which can just upset the stomach more.)
My bosses husband is a vet, and since I work at a dog kennel right next to a vet, she tells us to feed a boarding dog pepto if they are experiencing a bout of diarrhea.
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Imodium is better for dogs then pepto.. I will feed boiled white rice without giving med to my dogs...unless it is straight water diarrhea...stomach and stool better in a day and a half.
How much Imodium or Pepto would I give? Willow is 35-40lbs, and I would rather give her the pill if possible.

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Pepto Bismol is dangerous for dogs. I recommend giving them chicken and rice ONCE a day until the pooping and upset stomach stops. Do not give chicken and rice everyday to them that is unhealthy. Hope this helps!
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How much Imodium or Pepto would I give? Willow is 35-40lbs, and I would rather give her the pill if possible.

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Stay away from pepto it has aspirin in it..
Imodium is .08/.20 mg/kg
17 kg... mid dose 1.7mg
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Half a pill would be my guess. Prowl's sister is a similar size and that is what she got when she had the runs last flyball tourney.

Pepto is more of a quick-fix solution as in "Oh no, we have to be on the lanes in twenty minutes". She got about a tablespoon then.
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The ASA in pepto is buffered. It's acetaminophen and ibuprofen that are the avoid at all cost painkillers.
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The ASA in pepto is buffered. It's acetaminophen and ibuprofen that are the avoid at all cost painkillers.
Okay..I was just told the aspirin in pepto was not good for dogs...Misinformed..Thank you
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FWIW, chicken and rice are not bad for a dog to eat separately, and if you wanted to skip the rice, you can just feed chicken. Chicken baby food will also work (I keep some on hand since it stores better and is faster). And, yes, canned pumpkin (plain) will also help diarrhea - a tbsp a day.

Just want to clarify some of the other posts and questions on the thread.
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