Metronidazole for dogs diarrhea

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My boxer has had diarrhea for months - initially was a parasite, but has been on panacure 3 times, metronidazole 3 times, and prednisone, plus Prescription Diet Dry Food, Natural Lamb and Rice Dry Food....it has not cleared up. The "stools" are either formed slightly but very wet, or just a lump of "pudding", and always a yellowish color. We have also tried dog pro-biotics in between the above treatments.
My dog has had giardia. My vet doesn't believe in fenbendazole as a treatment for it. He says, based on some research that was being done at LSU when he was in vet school there, that fenbendazole for giardia just doesn't work. He uses metronidazole (Flagyl). We treated my dog with that, and she hasn't had a recurrence. The Merck Veterinary Manual states that "Metronidazole (25 mg/kg, PO, bid for 5-7 days) is ~65% effective in eliminating Giardia spp from infected dogs.
The vet took a fecal smear, which was negative. Gave him Metronidazole 500 mg bid for 10 days and Foriflora for 30 days.No difference. She then tested him again for worms (negative) and put him on a dewormer just in case (Drontal Plus and Panacur). Still no improvement. He cont'd with loose stools daily and occasional watery diarrhea. A fecal culture was done to test for bacteria, which came up negative. We changed his diet to Iams low residue puppy.
My kids dogs, and a few others. Haven own had sillier issues. I suggested they're the dogs on Pro Plan Salmon for sensitive stomachs. Hey switch probably over two years ago now and the dogs have much improved and are healthy. You might try picking up a small bag and gradually transition over for a few weeks and see if that helps.
My Cookie left me on Monday after battling Chronic Kidney Disease and failure for more than 2 years. I am posting this in order to help anyone else who is facing this with their pet. My vet told me that she was among the longest survivors of CKD he has known and the longest lived he has personally treated. While there is very little comfort that I can draw from it, I hope some of the things that we got right with her can at least help others.
fluid therapy with dexamethazone, and antibiotics. The antibiotic's that I use for diarrhea are Metronidazole or Tylan. I hope you dog is eating and drinking normally, but if not, she will have to see the veterinarian again. Adult dogs can go with out food for a few days without difficulty but puppies cannot since they have so little storage fat and can develop hypoglycemia very easily.
Has your vet given him Lomotil (diphenoxylate) for the diarrhea, Tylan or Metronidazole? Have you tried a low residue diet, or a food allergy diet? I have seen dogs with gluten allergies have diarrhea until the gluten is stopped, and food allergies can occur any time in a dog’s life.
We switched over to Purina One chicken and rice which we were told is easier for dogs to digest, but he still had the diarrhea. Is there a brand of kibble out there that may be better if he does have a sensitivity?
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She vomited and had diarrhea pretty bad. We took her to the vet and they recommended a bunch of tests that we couldn't afford. We had some blood work done which showed all of her organ functions were fine. We were given meds for nausea and an antibiotic. Then she wouldn't eat. So from Tuesday till today she wouldn't take any food. We forced baby food into her. Today we took her back to the vet to get her hydrated and for more tests.
) Anyway, one of my dogs had a few episodes of intermittent vomiting and diarrhea for the past 5 days - her stool was jelly like and one had traces of blood, and her vomit is usually gloopy and yellowish and at one time, had a tinge of pink / red specks in it, and recently it appeared foamy.
I totally agree! Kittens get dehydrated very quickly. If she's been having this uncontrolled diarrhea for more than two days, then she needs to go to the vet today. Good luck!
Pea, a hypo allergenic cat food (dry, he simply won't eat much canned)did this when he developed diarrhea for the 3rd time..He has been solely on the Natural Balance now for two days.(March 29-30) After the ten days ((March 27th) he has developed diarrhea again..Now the only thing that happened on that date of March 27th is that I bought a can of Merrick Before Grain in Chicken & Quail, but he only nibbled at it like most all the others that I have ever given him.
I asked about the pumpkin to my vet she said it was more for constipation but I had read it was good for diarrhea as well ? Zeus has always eaten chicken.
I don't believe it's all separate diagnoses. Like the vaso vagal and then another one for the diarrhea and another one for the sweating etc. I've been told a million different things but none that would accounts for the entire episode of symptoms. If we are all experiencing all of these symptoms then it's something completely different. Doctors are just guessing. They just want to slap some pills in your hand and send you off. I even was tested for a thyroid problem.
Now she is refusing all food, puppy, chicken, rice, carrots, bread, pasta, even a dental bone- she has had diarrhea for a little over 3 weeks now, the vomiting stopped 2 days ago with these anti-vomiting meds she was given.
The first time and the second time were the same; dizzy,nausea,diarrhea,cold chill, shaking and wanted to faint. For the second time, i believe it was b/c i ate the prezzle with the icying drink at the movie theater. Probably those food can not go together, since both have tons of carb. in it. Well, as for now, i still don't know the reasons, though when that happen, I normally go to the bathroom and do whatever, then run back to my bed and put on the green oil and rub it on my stomach.
She has been having diarrhea, but i though ti was cause of a bug thats going around my whole neighborhood. All the dogs were sick for a few weeks. The vet put her on Metronidazole and it got better. Then it came back....so another course of Metro. Now, i am concerned that this may be a more serious thing from the paint or whatever else they put on walls. It looks like she has only gotten though a few layers of paint. No big hole in the wall.
I'm sorry you have waited so long for a reply. I have heard of Flagyl (Metronidazole) causing neurologic symptoms in dogs, but only usually if overdosed. This usually resolves itself when the medication is stopped. But I think you need to speak to your vet about this. All antibiotics, and antifungals can cause Gastro-intestinal side effects too. But in your dog's case, there was some diarrhea BEFORE medication with Metronidazole?
I have a 2 year old teacup Schnauzer & recently changed her diet to a raw diet. We used Stella & Chewy's raw food. The first week she did great, the second week she began vomiting, sometimes food, other times white foamy stuff. She laid around for about 2 or 3 days, but still had an appetite, loved her new food & drank the normal amount.
The length of time for treatment is usually not long enough for persistant giardia infections. Metronidazole should be given for 10 days to 14 days than the stool should be retested. If the stool still contains giardia than continue treatment. Panacur is also effective if given for 2 weeks. The giardia protozoa is highly ubiquitous in the environment so re-infection is very common. And of course, it is transmissible to any species.
1. PLE (protein losing enteropathy) is excessive loss of plasma and protein- containing tissues into the gastrointestinal tract as diarrhea and is due to a deficiency of digestive enzymes. To Cure this problem digestive enzymes are added to the diet. 2. Food allergy gastro-enteritis, or IBD (inflammatory bowel disease), (Allergies to common eaten foods in the diet) To cure this problem your dog would have to be placed on a hypoallergenic, novel protein diet for 12 weeks.
My Sheltie has had 3 separate seizures, all after taking 1-2 doses of Previcox. Previcox was prescribed in Nov. 2011 at his senior exam to use as needed for arthritis in his hind hips. He is 13 yrs old and has had his hind legs slip out a number of times. I used the Previcox for the 1st time in Feb. He had diarrhea prior to this for a few days & a call to the vet had him on a bland rice & chicken diet. He seemed stiff walking so I gave him the 1/2 tablet dose of Previcox. Within 12 hrs.
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Some days she will get up and move abit but then she's right back to her bed all day... Giving her Metronidazole 125mg PRN when diarrhea kicks in. I don't want to to be in pain and suffering ? but I feel everyone we take her to is at a loss and just keep treating her with IV's fluids and say "keep an eye on her" but for what ? Thank you for any information or advice...
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A littermate sister was having the same problems and put her on Pro Plan Salmon and she is fine. I tried that for 1 bag and no difference. His stool was soft, not diarrhea. He's been dewormed periodically, was just neutered a month ago. I had x-rays and bloodwork done to see if anything at all going on inside, nothing. I have had him on California Natural for 2 months, (Herring & Sweet Potatoe), his stool is more firm at times, others not.
Metronidazole is also used successfully as an anti-inflammatory drug, particularly in the large intestine, where it counteracts nonspecific diarrhea and treats irritable bowel syndrome. Veterinarians prescribe this drug for periodontal disease, tetanus and pancreatic insufficiency with small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. There can be a variety of side effects, some of them can be neurological. Though these are rarer.
It is also true that medication can create some startling side effects, and most should disappear if the medication is stopped. Like all dogs, your best friend may have had this condition a long time, but dogs being dogs, he may only have started displaying obvious signs of it as the condition became severe. Dogs commonly hide aspects of being injured or ill until it becomes almost unbearable or uncontrollable, because that is what they would do in the wild (instinctive behavior).
the vet request us to go back for follow-up within 3-5 days. Overall, the consultation didn't give me great confidence on going back to this vet. So, just starting to do some research before finding another vet for a second opinion on what further steps should be taken to help my dog. After reading the professional reply on the posts, I really hope that some advice could be given to me. Any thoughts on my case would be very much appreciated.
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