Metronidazole for coccidia

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We took him back to the vet and again he tested positive for coccidia. The vet put him on Metro for 10 days, and a diet of overcooked white rice and grilled chicken. Once he was on the rice diet the diarrhea cleared up. We weened him back on his regular kibble after he completed the meds and once again the diarrhea is back. Does anyone have experience in treating parasites in their dogs? Is it more likely the meds didn't clear the parasites completely? Was he treated with the right meds?
Metronidazole and Albon can be given together. There are no drug interactions listed for them. Apparently your puppy is being treated for a number of intestinal bacteria, some of which (like giardia) will respond to the Metronidazole (Flagyl) but not to the Albon, and if there was coccidia present in the stool sample, Albon is the drug of choice for treating that. Trust your vet.
Please have your vet examine the diarrhea for Giardia, Parvo, and, Coccidia, either in house or send to an outside lab for analysis. The outside lab could also check for unusual parasites such as Babesia. When there is no concrete answer a vet will just give supportive care as your vet has done, i.e.: fluid therapy with dexamethazone, and antibiotics. The antibiotic's that I use for diarrhea are Metronidazole or Tylan.
So I worried, and tested his stools for Coccidia – Vet didn’t find any Coccidia. 3. Then I switched to chicken & rice diet – so puppy’s poop became better.(And pooped only 3-4 times a day) 4. Then my vet said Chicken&rice doesn’t have much nutrition, so she asked me to feed him “IAMS Low-Residue” and switch to another good food slowly (over a 7 days of period). (Vet gave some medications too) 5. So, I started IAMS Low-Residue (His poop became bit softer) 6.
parasitic and fungal enteropathies,(can be any parasite such as Giardia, Coccidia, round worms, tape worms etc) Your dog should be tested for all GI parasites, even the more unusual ones, and if any are found they should be treated. 6. acute infectious (viral or bacterial) enteritis A course of Metronidazole antibiotic may be helpful. If IBD is suspected than the medicine called Tylan can be used at a very low dose long term to control diarrhea.
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.
Needs to be on a lose dose of metronidazole (25 mg twice a day) for the rest of his life and a low protein diet. I am upset but trying to be optimistic. Specialist is to call me back Monday since I only spoke to another vet today she was off today. All other results were normal. Only way to be 100 percent sure would be biopsy but I am not putting my guy through that.
It is important to help his body with digestion, using the addition of digestive enzymes, probiotics, colostrum, injectable antibiotics, such as metronidazole (which should be used for bacterial overgrowth of the digestive system), and anti-parasite medication. I really hope Chessie will begin to respond to therapy soon.
If it were me I would simply forget the testing and worm with Panacur wormer (info below). Nothing else works for Giardia, and Metronidazole and Flagyl only stops it for a short time, then it returns. Plus dogs that have the potential for the MDR1 mutation gene (Collies, Shelties, Aussies, etc. with the merle gene should not be given Metronidazole or Flagyl).
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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