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05-14-2014 02:48 PM
huntergreen glad it was nothing serious.
05-14-2014 11:54 AM
myshepharley
update

Went to the vet Monday and he had lost a few lbs, fecal negative, no temp, heart ok, came down to just a stomach bug. Said his dementia seems alittle worse but overall he is still going. Gave him immodium tabs, and an antiobiotic. Bowels getting back to normal. No accidents in house since Monday morning!!!
05-13-2014 12:40 PM
my boy diesel immodium is also one of the drugs to be careful with in case of the mdr1 gene
05-13-2014 12:39 PM
huntergreen
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immodium should not be used on dogs only by vet recommendation because it can stop the gi tract completely
i am quite surprised they told you pepto since it can cause bleeding

ask for diarsanyl it works wonders
or metronidazole

but get to the vet and stop trying at home
yes, it does stop the gi tract, it is not contraindicated in dogs. but should talk to a vet before giving, hence the talk to your vet about dosage.
05-13-2014 12:37 PM
huntergreen myshepharly,, any update??
05-12-2014 11:06 AM
myshepharley
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Originally Posted by my boy diesel View Post
it is humiliating to older dogs who are housetrained to have accidents in the house
reassure him it is okay and you are not mad
we do not show any signs of frustration. usually just clean it up and let him rest. i did shave his back end because he has had a broken tail since a pup so he can not keep it up real long and he has long hair and it was just getting too messy. i have been trying to clean him off when he comes in, and sometimes will just go to his corner where he spends his time and sit with him.
05-12-2014 10:58 AM
my boy diesel it is humiliating to older dogs who are housetrained to have accidents in the house
reassure him it is okay and you are not mad
05-12-2014 10:56 AM
myshepharley we have appt at 2:30 today. Hoping we can fix it with some meds. I am wandering if Harley (my gsd) can sense something is wrong. Everytime we come in or downstairs when there is a mess, he just has this look about him. He will quietly go lay down and almost look guilty, or maybe concerned????
05-12-2014 10:49 AM
my boy diesel immodium should not be used on dogs only by vet recommendation because it can stop the gi tract completely
i am quite surprised they told you pepto since it can cause bleeding

ask for diarsanyl it works wonders
or metronidazole

but get to the vet and stop trying at home
05-12-2014 10:43 AM
huntergreen imodium works differently and i have used with success on my dogs., again you need to speak to your vet about dosage. sounds to me like the vet gave you standard advice, but you dog is not responding. if it were me, i would want him/her seen today, bring stool sample, or go to the ER vet. should have some blood work done at this point.
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