Imodium Is A Drug Used To Treat Diarrhea In Humans, But It Can Be Dangerous For Your Dog If You Don'T Know What You'Re Doing
Imodium is an over the counter medicine that treats diarrhea in people. In dogs, it is used as an 'off label' or 'Extra label' for the management of diarrhea. Certain drugs and medical conditions can interact with Imodium. It can be tricky to dose smaller breeds of dogs. Imodium is used in dogs to treat diarrhea. It may also be beneficial for other gastrointestinal issues such as irritable bowel syndrome and acute colitis. Always check with your pet's doctor before giving any drug to him. Some of the flavorings and additives used to make oral liquid medications more palatable for people may not be safe for dogs. Dogs that have a mutation on the MDR1 gene may experience deep sedation while on Imodium . Breeds that are predisposed to this gene mutation include Collies, Australian Shepherds, Silken Windhounds, Shetland Sheepdogs, and German Shepherded. The use of Imodium in cats is more controversial and less accepted than in dogs. If you think your dog's diarrhea is the result of ingestion of a toxin or an infection, do not use Imodium , but call your veterinary. . . .