Metronidazole cats

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Probiotics such as Fortiflora often help as well. Metronidazole can help some cats but usually only short-term unless it resolves an underlying cause such as Giardia. Prednisolone, a steroid medication, can often help long term. There are potential side effects so it is best to use when you have a definite diagnosis with the biopsies or when your veterinarian has ruled out most other possible causes. You should never use prednisolone at the same time as Metacam.
By Monday, I took her to the vet, who prescribed Metronidazole (Flagyl) and a prescription canned food by Hill to help firm her bowel movements. She has endured 6 days of liquid bowels, 3 of which have been on medication... and the ONLY things that have changed are the color of her liquid (was always mustard-ish...now chocolate-colored) and the putrid smell has diminished. She is still experiencing explosive liquid movements several times a day.
I would like to know what would be the best drug to treat oral infections in possible fiv possitive cats. I have tried Metronidazole without success, mostly because it is virtually impossible to give them tablets due to their mouths being so sore. I tried crushing the tablets and diluting with water to give orally but that is an even worse option lol! I heard it comes in liquid forms but my vet has not been able to locate it to purchase for me.
I brought her to the vet - he took a blood test as well as a leukima test. All came back fine with no abmornaities. He prescribed Metronidazole 250mg. However the diarrhea did not go away. I changed my cats brand of cat food about a month or two ago, and recently changed back to the orginal brand she was use to. What else can I do to stop my cats diarrhea? I have two other cats, and they have not been effected with this at all.
( Should we continue treatment? What is the possible cause of this diarrhea? Is there any other treatment that wouldn't require forcing pills in his mouth? Thanks so much for your help!
The 2 cats do fine on the Metronidazole, but the symptoms can recur in 2 months time which has me baffled. I have not tested for wet FIP, but that had crossed my mind. I don't believe it to be a toxin due to the fact that the first time in showed in the first kitten they were living in my barn and the second kitten showed it when living in my house. We did look at a blood smear from the mother cat that died to see if there could be babesia or any foreign signs - clear.
For Anorexia (not eating), use appetite stimulant medications. For Dehydration, use IV and/or Sub Q fluid therapy, For Hypothermia (dangerously decreased body heat), use incubators, heating pad, etc.
Since these shunts cannot be corrected surgically we are now just medicating him (lactulose, metronidazole, phenobarbital) daily and trying to keep him as healthy as we can as long as we can. Are there any suggestions you could give for what step(s) we could take next that we may not know about yet to help his situation?
Many tests and procedures later and her vet diagnosed her with inflammatory bowel disease and put her on Metronidazole and prescribed cat foods with duck, rabbit and deer. Well, both of my cats reaction to the new food was to try to bury it. The Metronidazole made Pixel sick and she stopped eating and her weight fell to under six pounds and the vet then put her on steroids. During this time I bought brand after brand of cat food, hoping to get her to eat anything.
This has been going on for quite sometime now. She's always indoors never out. My other cats are all adult and are healthy. Please help I don't noe what to do with her. She was a litter of 5 and she is the last one I haven't gotten rid of yet but don't want to if she's sick.
//www.petplace.com/cats/metronidazole-flagyl-toxicity-in-cats/page1.aspx have you tried Slippery Elm Bark? this is a wonderful supplement for GI upsets it soothes the GI tract and reduces inflamation...and none of the serious side effects of the Metr. drug. also how about ginger and digestive enzymes???? these are all good for gastritis issues. what brand of grain free food do you feed her?
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She got a shot of antibiotic at the vet and a 5 day course of Metronidazole and a dewormer. I want to see if this works and the vet said to wait might give a false sense of security while mast cells move through her system. My feeling is that if there's been this much change since May, and it is cancer, it's pretty agressive. I sure don't want to put her through the treatment since it would be so unpleasant for her and she wouldn't understand why.
I have taken him to the vet once and she said it could be an infection and gave him a steriod shot and metronidazole for five days. He felt good for a while but, he has never had a solid stool since we got him. He throws up at least once a week now. He use to throw up several times a day. We have changed his food several times and I have been trying yogert and even powered fiber to help. He acts like he does not feel good. He lays most of the time with he stomach flat on the floor.
and I hate to even mention the amount of money we have spent...we love her very much! We have 2 dogs and 2 cats at home. This all started after we found her digging into an old pail of fish bait that she found behind a shed while on vacation. She was very sick and we took her to the Boston Road Animal Hospital and our Vet for treatment. She has never been the same since...weak, lethargic and its only getting worse. We took her to TUFTS after our Vet was just out of answers.
I just had my two cats spayed and neutered, as well as rabies vaccine, on Tuesday, Luna and Max, 6-7 months old. When I brought them home, Max seemed to be great, he ate, and drank, and was doing fine. Luna I was worried about, I gave her tramadol, and she did fine. Then on Thursday night I gave it to Max, thinking he was in pain as he wasn't acting himself. He scratched me, and spit out the 1/4 of the 50 mg tablet, then he frothed from the mouth. I just decided not to try that again.
He's had liquid Metronidazole and Tylan Powder both have made no difference. His most recent test came back positive for feline corona virus and c. perfringens enteroxtoxin. The odd thing is that we have another kitten that is his sister and she doesn't have this problem (normal stool with a dollop of softer stool on top which we've been told is normal for kittens on kitten chow). We've tried seeing if it's a sensitive digestion system with trying out different foods.
//www.medhelp.org/posts/Cats/Need-help-for-poor-appetite-cat/show/1789524 that would help me greatly. Here is additional information since the original post: I visited the vet again today (without kitty) and we are trying her on an aggressive anti-nausea and anti-upset stomach regimen for a few days (pills and injections, if we can manage it) to see if this will get her to eat again.
Usually by the time it reaches this point it's too late for medicine to clear it up. In the early stages we use Metronidazole but it's still a tough problem to clear. Also if we happen to get a bird in that needs treatment, we keep it isolated from other birds. Sounds like your first bird has passed this on. You really need a vet to help you out - for an exam, testing to see if it is trich and not something else like candidiasis, and then the meds with proper dosages.
After taking her to the second vet she was diagnosed with giardia and given a de wormer and placed on metronidazole and lactulose. I stopped giving the lactulose was stools became watery and brownish/yellow. I have finished the metronidazole but the diarrhea is still persisting. I don't know what to do anymore and I'm looking for some advice I feel terrible for this kitten and I don't want her to pass.
I put her in our bedroom (the only room with a door) and I've kept her isolated from our two cats. Not sure if we'd keep her our other cats really didn't like the idea and we are unemployed/disabled. I took her too a local vet which I had never gone to before (I had moved away from my vet, whom was great). I explained the situation: it a stray, we didn't know if we wanted to keep her, we didn't want to drop her off at the pound to be killed, we thought she was pregnant and she had stinky poop.
Hi Pip...pilling IS actually easier imo. Not nearly the chance of choking like with liquid. We have choked Jade many times, and it's really scary to hear and see her coughing. Either way is no fun, but pilling with 2 people is much easier than dealing with liquid, I think. Good luck!
hi Donna, I just don't know what to suggest. I know long term feeding of fish can also cause problems...I read this when I had Sami on such a diet. if you do feed fish or fish by products the article says its important to also supplement with Vit E http://www.petplace.com/cats/steatitis/page1.aspx As far as an egg allergy, thats quite possible too....as with ppl allergies to anything is an elimination process..hard to do with kitties when they pull the refusal trick.
vet has never seen anything like this before, and they've seen ALOT of cats and kittens. She's been checked for worms; she had an episode of diarrhea a while back, but other than that she uses her litter box and everything is normal. She had a hard time getting into it still... I have the smallest one I could find but it's still really big to her. I don't think she could be a dwarf... She doesn't have the short legs & long body. Her body is just like a normal, fat, 2-3 week old kitten.
He was treated with a few different drugs such as METRONIDAZOLE and others. They cleared it up for a bit but the diarrhea came back quickly and since then, the vets I've gone to don't see any parasites in their quick look under a microscope or with the float tests. Based on their clear lack of understanding of the numerous types of parasites that can affect a cat, I don't trust their judgement. I have learned from research that it's difficult to get rid of parasites in an animal.
My energy level is at an all time low. I am so tired. My history?....I have crohn's disease and take metronidazole 500mg, ciprofloxacin HCL 500 mg, mercaptopurine 5o mg. all 2x a day. I take 1/2 carb/levo 25-100mg broken up during the day. 1 clonazepam 1mg and 1 carb/levo 25-100 mg at nite plus a zolpidem tartrate1 mg. And yet I cant sleep. Is this too much, too little? All this medicine is relativley new. I basically took requip 0.5 mg, then mirapex 0.125 mg. And I took clonazepam.
68 2 Hospitalization, $84,12 4 Penicillin injections, $37.40 4 Antriobe Injections, $52.80 1 Metronidazole Injection, $27.98 4 Famotidine injections, $30.24 Wed 2/6 I did not hear from the vet all day. I called him at 5:00pm. I had to describe my cat as Gray/White short haired neutered male before he could identify our pet. He said that even with fluids Strom was not improving, Blood work was not done yet. He said he called me at 9 or 10 am but didn't leave a message on my machine..
It started right after I moved into this womans house, she has a cat but i have lived with cats my whole life...but maybe this pet dander is different. or its a food alergy. I do have a poor diet. I dont eat healthy at all. Mostly just peanut butter and toast. thats it. No veggies or healthy meats except on weekends. Zinc is supposed to be very effective to for the skin. Look for a cream with zinc in it.
Sarah, Our cats have similar symptoms, I think. At least the vets are doing the same thing for both cats. I just really hope S's condition in nothing serious, please...keep posting yeah? April, Whatever you decide to do, we are here holding your hand for support. I'm still praying for Misha and Snickers. They both deserve to be happy and healthy. It's just not fair..
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