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Old 03-08-2010, 07:46 PM
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Anyone give their chi immodium before?? I read on here in the home remedies that immodium can be given 0.5mg the tabs I have come in 2mg so I just gave my chi half of one which is 1mg so it's double the dose so I'm hoping it will be ok. I'm not going to give him anymore for the rest of the day. I just was googling online if an immodium overdose can occur and I probably should have read this before I gave it because now it has just made me worry. My chi has WATER diarrhea spraying out of his bum he doesn't even know when he goes and it flies literally everywhere I just threw my whole entire bed in the washing machine and had to leave him in the tub for awhile as he kept running away outside when it would squirt out. I fed him a small amount of white rice and the half tab of immodium and the squirting has stopped so far (KNOCKS ON WOOD).

I'm worried I gave too much now anyone else given half a tab before and been fine?

PS I think he has this because I fed him some salmon last night, it just started coming out like this about 2 hrs ago. I feel so bad for my baby
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You should really ask the vet - any advice given on here or found anywhere on the internet should always be checked with the vet first
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No but you can get tablets specially for the runs made by johnson I think. They are sold at pets at home
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24 hour starvation is best for the runs. Give water but no food
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ok thanks I have been making him drink water and won't give him any of his dinner! He seems fine with the immodium but I don't think it worked he's still squirting
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PS I think he has this because I fed him some salmon last night, it just started coming out like this about 2 hrs ago. I feel so bad for my baby
I'm afraid I can't help you with the Immodium question, but I have a little anecdotal information about fish. The worst runs Tango ever had was when I fed him a little specialty treat that was really expensive, and it was a small salmon piece wrapped in~~I think~~chicken. I know he's fine with chicken, he gets it all the time in treats. But it was the fish that did him in! He had the runs for 24 hours straight, and though it didn't squirt out like you described, he just couldn't control his bowels at all, it just seemed to dribble out of him without him even being aware of it! It was awful. I had to gate him in the bathroom because it, at least, is tiled, and easy to clean up. Luckily I had a pretty thick throw on the couch which I was able to put in the washer. But I had to scrub the carpet in my computer/sitting room over and over again to get the stain, and the smell, out of it!

I wonder, if he's expelling it so forcefully, if he also has gas along with the diarrhea?
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he doesn't know when it's coming because when it happens it scares him and he runs which makes it fly all over the place the diarrhea hasn't appeared for about an hour now but he is throwing up the rice he had earlier. I haven't put the sheets back on my bed and thank god I have no carpet in my whole house and a plastic mattress protector on my mattress. I made a little area for him on my bed with blankets all around so if he has an accident it will be on his own blankets which then i can just throw in the wash. He doesn't want to be alone right now and If I lock him somewhere else he will be devastated and whine out of control. He's been resting for awhile now but has thrown up 3 times. I feel bad for the guy I'm going to wait it out and hope it goes away in 24hrs otherwise he'll need a visit to the vet.
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I hope he's feeling better soon. I'd probably ring the vet myself...especially after the vomitting. At any rate...I do hope he feels better.
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