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    Blue has Diarrhea from the antibiotic he's on (Antirobe). He won't drink the liquid Pepto, so I bought the caplets this morning. Each caplet is 262mg. Is it ok to give him 1 caplet every 12 hours or so? He's 55 pounds.


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    Default Re: Pepto Bismol Calpet question

    I never used Pepto... but I have used Immodium AD ... tablet which I think is 1mg. don't forget... the pure canned pumpkin will help too
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blueberrys Mom View Post
    Blue has Diarrhea from the antibiotic he's on (Antirobe). He won't drink the liquid Pepto, so I bought the caplets this morning. Each caplet is 262mg. Is it ok to give him 1 caplet every 12 hours or so? He's 55 pounds.
    How much does Blueberry weigh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    I never used Pepto... but I have used Immodium AD ... tablet which I think is 1mg. don't forget... the pure canned pumpkin will help too
    Thanks, will try that.
    Quote Originally Posted by pdolphin27 View Post
    How much does Blueberry weigh?
    He's 55 pounds.


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    [QUOTE=Blueberrys Mom
    He's 55 pounds.[/QUOTE]

    So it says that the caplets are 25 mg.s each but yours are 262 mg. ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pdolphin27 View Post
    So it says that the caplets are 25 mg.s each but yours are 262 mg. ?
    Where do you see that? I'm looking at the box right now and the only place I see the mg is where it says "active ingredient .. 262mg" help..
    and if it is only 25mg (which would make a hell of a lot more sense), would I give him 2?


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    Default Re: Pepto Bismol Calpet question

    When using the canned pumpkin, is there a particular brand? Is it just the stuff you can buy in a grocery store? (I know jot the pie filling stuff).

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    Default Re: Pepto Bismol Calpet question

    it says half a caplet for every forty pounds at 25 mgs. Give him a half a caplet.

    @Bluberrys Mom did you call the vet and tell them he has the runs?

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    When to Give Your Dog Pepto Bismol

    Pepto Bismol is useful for treating stomach upsets. There are many things that could give your dog diarrhea. While it could be an indication of a serious health problem, it is likely to be something to do with the dog's diet. Pepto Bismol works to soothe the stomach and the intestinal lining and it can help relieve diarrhoea when the problem is caused by something your dog has eaten.
    Pepto Bismol comes in different strengths so it is important to choose the right one. Normally, regular strength Pepto Bismol is the safest type to use. The dosage of the medication will be determined by the size of your dog.
    Generally, the advised dosage is 0.5-1ml of Pepto Bismol per pound of weight. It should be administered every 6-8 hours. If you're using the tablets, that is equal to tablet per 20 pounds of weight every 6-8 hours.
    The medication will help relieve your dog's diarrhea but even if your pet seems to be fine it is a good idea to take him to see a vet as soon as possible. This is especially important if the symptoms persist or return when you stop giving your dog Pepto Bismol. In these instances, it could be that your dog's stomach upset is a sign of an underlying health problem.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pdolphin27 View Post
    When to Give Your Dog Pepto Bismol

    Pepto Bismol is useful for treating stomach upsets. There are many things that could give your dog diarrhea. While it could be an indication of a serious health problem, it is likely to be something to do with the dog's diet. Pepto Bismol works to soothe the stomach and the intestinal lining and it can help relieve diarrhoea when the problem is caused by something your dog has eaten.
    Pepto Bismol comes in different strengths so it is important to choose the right one. Normally, regular strength Pepto Bismol is the safest type to use. The dosage of the medication will be determined by the size of your dog.
    Generally, the advised dosage is 0.5-1ml of Pepto Bismol per pound of weight. It should be administered every 6-8 hours. If you're using the tablets, that is equal to tablet per 20 pounds of weight every 6-8 hours.
    The medication will help relieve your dog's diarrhea but even if your pet seems to be fine it is a good idea to take him to see a vet as soon as possible. This is especially important if the symptoms persist or return when you stop giving your dog Pepto Bismol. In these instances, it could be that your dog's stomach upset is a sign of an underlying health problem.

    Thanks so much for the info.
    I did call the vet (this morning) and no one's called back yet. I know it's because of the antibiotic as Diarrhea is one of it's most common side effects. Just waiting to hear back now..


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    Quote Originally Posted by Blueberrys Mom View Post
    Thanks so much for the info.
    I did call the vet (this morning) and no one's called back yet. I know it's because of the antibiotic as Diarrhea is one of it's most common side effects. Just waiting to hear back now..

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    @Blueberrys Mom how is little boy blue doing?

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