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Imodium dose for dogs

Updated February 21, 2017

Imodium can be administered to a dog for treatment of diarrhoea following suggested doses in caplet or liquid form.

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Imodium is an anti-diarrheal drug. Its generic name is Loperamide. Loperamide is also sold over the counter under the brand names Imodium AD, Pepto Diarrhea Control and Kaopectate II Caplets.


The dose for Imodium in tablet form is generally 1 mg per 9.07kg. every eight hours. The dog dose for Imodium in liquid form is 1ml per 0.454kg. every eight hours.


Imodium relieves diarrhoea in dogs, but it does not resolve the cause of diarrhoea. Imodium administered to a dog might cause bloat, lethargy or constipation.

Expert Insight

It is not unusual for "human" drugs to be recommended for dogs. Veterinarians often give Imodium to dogs for treatment of diarrhoea.


Consult your veterinarian before giving a dog any over-the-counter medication. If diarrhoea persists for more than 48 hours, seek medical attention for your dog. Treatment for diarrhoea includes determining the underlying cause and monitoring food and liquids.

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