Metronidazole for 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.
Well her blood work is ok. Metronidazole is usually prescribed for parasites, but I guess general diarrhea would also warrant this. So if you say she is also clear of parasites, it could be the meds. They are pretty harsh, and can rip up a cat's digestive tract, just like in humans. I would talk this over with your Vet and see if there isn't something else he could give , but I do think she needs to come off the present antibiotics, they are just a contributing factor to her diarrhea now.
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.
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.
//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.
My cat has had diarrhea for a few weeks now. 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!
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.
To my knowledge, cats do not contract cmv. Have you tested for wet form FIP? We hope it's not that, of course, but at least you should know. Has he been tested for more exotic internal parasites, that perhaps Drontal wouldn't touch? Just a thought. My other thought is perhaps a toxin of some kind, separate from any infection or illness, could cause those symtoms, especially if it is something that he is exposed to over time without anyone knowing. How is he doing on the Metronidazole?
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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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.
Also Slippery Elm Bark avail at any health food store, I use it for my Nemo for his urinary tract health, its also soothing for the bowel muscles. I could give you the safe brand names for cats if you are interested? Probiotics(acidophilus) to improve the nutrient absorption, with diarrhea the food is passing quickly through the digestive tract.(this is avail thru a health food outlet) I hope the new diet and supplementing esp with psyillum will give him some relief. Please keep us posted.
HOLD IT!!!! you were given all these dewormers WITHOUT a test to be sure they even have worms? these are all very strong(and potentially lethal) meds and should never be used unless there is good evidence that worms and/or parasites are present....and not all at one time either .... IF YOU get confirmation they do have parasites than you will need to use but do so one at a time....
In the past the colitis presented with some blood in the stool and mucous. She got a steroid for it in pet tinic. This time, her stool is completely loose with some mucous. She's 8 so the vet did an x ray to exclude obstruction and ran a CBC. She had a CBC in May for dental work and her eosinophil levels were 4% but yesterday they were 35%. The vet said it could be allerg, irritable bowl disease, whip worm (which would be weird because she's indoor) or a mast cell tumor.
Lulu has been sick since August 2009. We have tried everything...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.
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.
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 gave him the poop sample, he wanted to run tons of test, including an ex-ray to see if she was pregnant (she had a big belly, large nipples and you could feel the babies moving) for big $$$. The vet made me buy tapeworm medicine for all three cats even though the cats had no contact (over $100). One day after the tapeworm medicine she got diarrhea. I called and I was told pumpkin, boiled riced and chicken, which I did.
Dr Feldhaus called this evening to let me know that the sample analysis shows neither parasites nor giardia in Miss Hildie. We will treat her for intestinal inflammation with a low dose of Metronidazole liquid. May switch to pilling her, which Anita thinks is easier.
I threw the gift bag away also. I have researched and found that some food intolerances for cats are EGGS, FISH, Chicken, BEEF, GRAINS. The Natural Balance Duck does not have grains, no eggs, no chicken, no beef, no fish... I am hoping that this might be an allergy of sorts(or food intolerance) to a specific food that has been in his past cat food and not something like IBD... IBD is not one that is simple to DX since it takes a biopsy and I don't really want to put him through that..
they did test her for giardia & panleuk. (both negative) those 3 meds are the "protocol" for any diarrhea symptoms for all the shelter cats (as far as I know). We are having another appointment today, b/c the vet wasn't actually there last night - just the vet techs.... but we will definitely see the real vet today. So, hopefully we'll get some more answers today. I'll post an update afterwards.
I am so sorry to hear of your loss...Cats are real tough little animals, they can be sick for a long time and they hide it real well. By the time they get dehydrated, they have been sick for a while. I have a vet who was helping me with keeping my Snowball alive and healthy, but renal failure was happening despite all the care we gave her.
New medication for my crohn's and this medication for RLS. My brother has parkinsons disease as well as RLS, my mom's side of the family has RLS. I need help. not too sure who to turn too. my doctor has not recommened a neurologist. And I certainly don't know nuthin 'bout money trees either.. And so the weekend is here and no doctor in sight. And all through the night, I suffer in my plight. I feel so sorry for those who suffer with Restless Leg Syndrome.... It is truly devastating at times.
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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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