She has diarrhea and earlier this week the vet had me give her 18# brother 1/2 tsp. every couple of hours until it cleared up and next week I'm supposed to get a deworming and flea solution to put on their backs. They are inside kitties and big so normal flea treatment at the back of the neck just sent the fleas to their tails. They got the fleas from a friend's visiting dogs. Anyway his was bloody, herself is not yet and I hope to avoid that(although I don't think there was any warning before his went south, I think it started that way.)
"You really must always be very careful giving any over-the-counter (OTC) human medications to your pets! And this includes such common “antidiarrheals” as Imodium, Kaopectate, and Pepto Bismol. For one, they can be toxic to your pets — especially Kaopectate and Pepto Bismol in cats. But also because, depending on the cause of your pet’s diarrhea, these medications may do more harm than good. For example, if your pet’s diarrhea is a result of a bacterial or other toxin within their gut, then the diarrhea can actually function as a protective mechanism to help clear that toxin from their digestive system. If you give a medication that shuts down their gut motility (like Imodium does), you prevent one of the body’s mechanisms for trying to heal itself, increasing the chances of a prolonged illness and worse secondary effects. ALWAYS check with your veterinarian prior to giving your pets any OTC medications for their diarrhea!"
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