Metronidazole for cats with diarrhea

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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.
most cats like the taste of this and it is very good fiber for them, fiber works well for bulking up the stools and helping with diarrhea, it also can work good for SOME types of constipation...but be careful when using for constipation b/c it can bulk up the stool so much it will be difficult to pass and lead to megacolon. but for now for her diarrhea use a tiny amount and mix it in her food, I don't know how much you are feeding her at one time?
We have successfully been able to avoid using prescription medications and prednisone with this regime for many cats with IBD.
After parasites are ruled out with multiple fecal tests , a cat of eleven years of age could have Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), food allergy or g.i. lymphoma. A trial of prednisone is in order unless you are willing to have an endoscopy procedure done with a specialist. Weight loss is common in IBD and lymphoma and endoscopy with a biopsy will reveal an answer.
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?
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.
Now, after going back to the vet to get checked over for scratching with no apparent cause, getting his nails clipped, he developed diarrhea which took once again, two rounds of Flagyl and he remained on the fortiflora.
Please help me with my 4 month old kitten she has BAD diarrhea. She constantly is going all over the floors. Today she came up and laid on my lap and I felt something warm after a minute and i lifted her and she had "went" on me. Strange thing is she didn't notice she did. It has a very foul smell. it's green sometimes and brown others. very runny and sometimes watery. I don't know what is wrong with her and am not wanting to run her to an expensive vet just yet.
Psyllium is a soluble fiber and therefore good for diarrhea, kitty can become dehydrated if the diarrhea is frequent and watery....than as Nancy suggested SubQ fluids via your Vet would be required. make sure your kitty is drinking plenty of fluids, a chicken broth (without salt, preferably homemade) is soothing and will encourage drinking. 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.
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.
I will repost in full and add some new (from today) information at the end. Actually, the post was much too long for this board. If you can please view the question (with history and more test results) in its entirety at http://www.medhelp.org/posts/Cats/Need-help-for-poor-appetite-cat/show/1789524 that would help me greatly.
Metronidazole has been prescribed as a general anti-diarrhea medication however I would be concerned that your cat is vomiting as well. When I see older cats with GI signs I become concerned with IBD (inflammatory bowel disease) as well as unfortunately cancer. A series of radiographs and blood tests should be performed.
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.
Therefore feeding dogs and cats diagnosed with cancer, diets containing carbohydrates and giving fluid with lactate, such as Lactated Ringers Solution not only fuel cancer cell growth rates but also exacerbate and deplete your pets energy reserves. This guideline is also true for and applicable to hospice pet cancer cases, as well as those pets with cancer deemed to be in critical condition and/or terminal.
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.
They've always affected my cats with nausea and lethargy. Really, your vet should've known better to give ANY vaccine before surgery. That was a major assault to your kittens immune systems especially combined with the surgery!
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.
Hello again, Here's what I'd do if possible: Take a stool sample to your Vet (You don't have to take your dog) and have them check it for Coccidia & Giardia! This is a different test from the normal parasite test for whips, hooks, & round worms...You have already had that one....These need to be ruled out first!
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The next morning started vomiting and could not stop for over an hour, with lots of dry heaving, I thought my ribs were going to bust out of my abdominal cavity, then that night diarrhea started and this time lasted for 3 days, along with fever and whole body hurting! Now, woke up this morning with the nasty burps again, and immediately took a Promethazine and went back to bed.
Last week he was in so much pain with some vomiting and severe diarrhea. I took him to the vet who had given him medication for nausea and also anti-diarrhea meds. He seemed to improve. After that, he was in even more distress over the next weekend and I took him back to the vet and he said that it was his back. He gave him a small dose injection of steroids every day for 4 days (Monday through Thursday).
I've always had some allergies but not enough to ever seek medical treatment for them. Even when I'd have trouble breathing around cats I'd just take an actifed and mainly that would do it. But in the months prior to my first hives outbreak I had noticed that taking an occasional actifed didn't seem to be working well enough when I went to the homes of others who had cats and/or dust.
but my ex boyfriend had 40 cats, some of them were sick, i use to cuddle them, i'm not with my ex. for 2 years. Can this be an animal disease??? I saw that the pain has been extended to anus and external skin...... The external skin peeled a lot... Can hpv high risk peel the skin and make it a little red? I dont have fever, actually i didnt have fever since i was a child. For cocci gram positive they didnt give me anything, they said just to eat healthy (but im eating healty for 6 months).
Results came back positive for both,but with a result for 2 that could be false. * had culture done on cut (it was negative) *did have an overgrowth of bacteria when I got the herpes culture done...am currently treating the bacteria with Clindamax (gosh, I hate this stuff!!) * waiting for results of the confirmatory HSV-2 test. * have been taking Valtrex since June 13 and it seems to be helping, but have gotten a few cuts that have healed quickly since I started the treatment.
For an extremely active dog, it has made her even more active and happy, which I like, so I am going to continue with the fish oil and give it some more time. Might be worth a shot for you to try as well? Good luck, I'll try to remember to keep you posted in a month or so.
My nutritionist gave me the zinc assay taste test and it showed that I have NO zinc, when I have been supplementing with 50mg of zinc every day for the past couple of months! This shows: malabsorption. I am taking zinc 3 times a day now (zinc assay), I started a week ago and am almost finished with the bottle and still can't taste the zinc at all! Here's the site where I saw that red wine enhances the absorption of zinc: http://www.digitalnaturopath.com/treat/T34521.
i just hope that when the baby is born he loves and protects the baby. well ladies. i will be around for a few more hours and then off to the red sox game it is for me with my fiance, mother and father. my father bought us tickets and is taking us because i complained to him a few days ago that he took my brother to playoff games last year and not me, low and behold 3 days later he says, "we are going to the game saturday." i can be a daddy's girl every once in a while.
she told me to not have intercourse for 5 days use cortisone off brand 2x daily wash with fingers tips(which I do) with celaphil and use Virgin Olive Oil for lube. Still have the itch 5 days later with my period. She told me to call her back if it doesn't go away, but sounds like everyone has been trying doctors and they don't know. My husband suggested bathing in Iodine. I am going to try it tonight. I CAN"T TAKE IT!
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