HELLO Im new to this forum. I need some advise my 65 lb rotti/hound.. we call him otti was given by our vet 500 mgs of metronidazone. we are on the 3 day he seems to be having a severe allergic reaction. hives all over his snout. Is this normal? I called the vet he said give 2 benadryls(spelled wrong)any way Im really worried any advice?
This is my first time posting here so bare with me. Oh and hello to everyone! My 9 year old pit was given metronidazole for a upset tummy. He has taken 17 of the 20 pills. I also started mixing pedigree with his usual dog food to help him gain a little weight. Well he is now drinking more water which I am sure from the sodium from the new dog food. The issue I am concerned is that he is now having accidents in the house, which he rarely does. Since yesterday he has had 3 accidents of peeing in the house. My worry is that this may be due to the antibotic or could it be something more? This is my baby and I am concerned. Any ideas from anyone?
I'm struck by that as we are having the opposite effect.... Pup was drinking too much water and have diarrhea... Vet put him on metro and amoxicillan after giving him an IV for the nite claiming he was dehydrated (but he still was full of energy)Anyway his drinking water went way down and now he is sort of constipated though the last stool was now more watery. Feeding him rice and chicken and Hills i/d. I think drinking too much water should now be checked out because something different for your dog.
Metronidazole is an anti-bacterial and anti-ptotozoa drug. It is not an anti-biotic by definition. It had an anaerobic activity. The reason why vet prescribe this drug for dogs with diarrhoea is that many causes for diarrhoea are protozoan infection. often diarrhoea cause an upset in the flora in the GIT, which result in overgrowth of mostly teh anaerobic bacteria. Metronidazole also have immuno-modulation effect in the body and therefore is good for the inflammation in the intestine in cases of diarrhoea.
It is a relatively safe drug. side effects are uncommon but can occur. vomiting, neurological signs, blood in the urine and liver toxicity are rarely seen with overdosing. the normal dose is 10-20mg/kg daily dose, usually divided to two doses. Side effect are not common at this dosage. Skin reaction or any drug reaction is possible and is not dose related. This is different from side effect and in these cases the drug should be stopped immediately and a vet consulted.
A common drug that is usually given for intestinal problems is cimetidin (a form of antacid). Cimetidin reduce the metabolism of metronidazole and therefore when given together the dosage of metronidazole should be reduced slightly to avoid unwanted side effects.
I am new to this - so here goes - my 7 yr old lab (wt. 88 lbs.) developed severe vomiting of yellow bile (?) for a few days - then she threw up a significant amount of blood - took her to the vet - was given iv for fluids and sent home with 500mg of Metronidazole twice a day (she has had 5 doses so far)- well she has now fully developed the side affects associated with this drug - lethargy - flinches when touched - dificulty getting to a standing position after laying - balance messed up when walking - etc. - I have stopped the meds and hope the side effects will reverse. She refuses to eat the rice/chicken which she ate for awhile and drinks only water. I am scared for her and going out of my mind what to do next.
She received her Parvo shot this past July prior to us going on vacation - taking her to the vet today - will discuss that with him - symptoms still the same - hasn't eaten since Saturday - miminal water - and started to vomit white phelm - she has also been panting hard during the evening hours.
Just an update - Tilley passed away peacefully this morning due to Acute Renal Failure. She will be dearly missed. She was only 7 years old and still had a lot of life in front of her. Just a sidenote - if anyone out there is feeding their dogs IAMS of any sort - start doing research immediately as there has been a recall of certain foods. She was given ProActive Health Weight Control large breed for only 2-3 weeks. She balked at the food, but I had no idea that it could be one of the recall foods containing Salmonella. She was displaying most of the symptoms attributed with this disease and will always wonder if I contributed to her illness. I am doing all I can to get a straight answer from P&G, but from what I have read from other owners, it's not going to be easy. So check your cupboards and go on every available website you can if your beloved furry family member is being fed IAMS.
We have a 16 week old golden retriever pup who has had diarrhea since week 9. We have tried a number of solutions and nothing has worked. Our vet has advised us to change his food several times thinking it might be an allergy. We also had 2 stool samples done and both came back negative. We are very frustrated trying to find out why our puppy is having such a hard time. The vet just gave us Metronidazole and it finally firmed up his stool and he was sleeping through the night. We just finished the prescribed dose and he is back to having diarrhea. If anyone has advice, please share!! If metronidazole worked for us, does he just need to be on it longer, or was it a temporary fix?
I have a neutered male Chinese Crested about 14 years old. He had a rectal hernia operation a number of years ago. A few years ago he had to have an enema due to constipation and stool collecting in two sacks(?) below his anus. This happened again Friday and I took him to another vet. His bloodwork was fine except for possible hypothyroidism. Vet wanted to do a T4-Ed test but I wanted to wait a couple of days. Last Friday she put him on Metronidazole suspension (50 mgm) twice a day, along with Purina Forti-Flora in his food, and Metochopramide for motility. He has been given his meds religiously. He has not had a bowel movement since last Thursday and today is Tuesday. He is eating Blue Buffalo Wilderness canned food (1.5% fiber content) and seems voracious. I am concerned he is getting constipated again and don't know if I should stop giving him the meds and just wait it out. The cost was over $450 on Friday and I can't afford to do that again anytime soon. Please help - I've had my little love for over 13 years and other than this he is active and healthy!
My 6 year old dog has had a bad belly off and on since july. my vet has tested her for everything except allergies with no findings. he believes its the stress of being kenneled but sometimes it happens without a visit to the kennel. she does not get any table food anymore. I have an old bottle of metronidazole and was wondering if i should just give her that without calling the vet. its sunday and we have been out in the yard for 2 hours. I feel so bad for her and we just cant figure out what is going on. She is bit-bull and is a very sweet girl. it breaks my heart because she gets so sad when she is like this. almost like she is doing something wrong. we don's scold her, its not her fault. This is just happening way too much. any advise?
hello! im very new to this forum. i have a 8 yr old red nose pit. he had some issues with a bad reaction to a medication back in March. it took a few weeks of vet visits back and forth. at first he was mis diagnosed with a bladder infection when he really had a bad case of kidney stones. i want to keep this short. he had the surgery to remove the stones, but the medication the 1st vet put him on had already done its damage. he was one of the 1000 that has bad reaction to the medication. rymidal. so, we went to another vet. they correctly diagnosed him with kidney stones so we got the surgery to remove them, but the rymidoal already messed him up pretty bad. he started having auto-immune stuff happening to him. and needed a blood transfusion. he barley made it out of it all. it was weeks of me and my g/f sleeping with him on the floor in the living room. his kidney and liver levels were really really bad. well, needless to say, after a few weeks of going to the vet 2 times a day, leaving him there over night, we did everything we could to keep him alive and still are paying off the $5k vet bill. OK!!! i must back up a little. he stopped eating and pooping for 3 weeks during all this. thats what scared me and my girl the most. so, we miraculously got him to start eating, his kidney and liver levels started to slowly get back to normal, but in the meantime, in the past few months, he has been on Metronidazole-500mg 1 time a day, predisone 1/4 every other day, and 2 other meds. he was also prescribed subdermal fluids (we did at home). we have decided on our own, to take him off the subdermal fluids, and he has been very healthy. they keep telling us now he has a thyroid issue and will be on meds the rest of his life. we disagree!!! HIGHLY!! we do not want to give him the METRO-crap any longer. my concern and question is. hes eating perfectly even better then he ate before, he eats 2 times a day now, only ate once before. we still spoil him with the chicken breast every night, just cuz after this scare we think he deserves the best. he was seriously on his death bed for about 5 weeks. i had to pick him up from outside cuz he didnt have the energy to walk home. it was very sad. he has bounced back and his levels are a tad bit in the red, but have been improving with every blood test. so we now hes getting better. we dont think he needs this drug no longer. if we take him off it cold turkey will he have any side effects? he is starting to get like these small birth-mark looking marks on his skin and loosing a couple small patches of fur. we live in PHX, and it is very hot here in the summer time. he was born with demadox mange and since he kicked that has always had a full healthy shiny coat. so we are very concerned with these new skin splotches. sorry this is so long, but can someone please tell me if taking him off the METRO. is the right thing to do. will he have any side effects by coming off it cold turkey? what signs whould we look for if he starts showing signs of needing to be back on it. sorry it took so long to get my case out, but i love him more than anything else in this world. and i want, no... he needs to have a perfect healthy rest of years. thank you for taking the time to read this. i highly appreciate a response. thank you from me, and my g/f and especially my doggy.
My puppy is on metro right now. I adopeted him last Thursday and he has a URI infection He was in the hospital from Wednesday to Friday getting IV therapy came home great but is now once again vomiting. He is on the metro and doxycycline for the URI and Giardia. Stool is now clean and am wondering if the metro is causing upset. My mom was on "flagyl" after a bowel obstruction and had the same problem...wondering if I should stop the metro. He eats great but just throws up after.
Hello, I have a 3yr old bischon/poodle mix. He weighs about 19lbs. On july 15, 2011 I brought him into the vet because he had diarrhea for 3 days. The vet told me he had Pancreatitis and put him on Metronidazole for 7 days. He hasn't been right since. He seemed to have lost his enthusiasm. On Aug 13, he had a seizure. Then 5 days later he had several throughout the day. The next day he was very quiet. He seems very nervous. My question is what size dose should be given to a dog this size and do you think this could be a result of the Metronidazole? I have read that Metronidazole could cause neurological problems. Is this true? Any suggestions of what to do next would be very helpful. Thank you.
Hello all. My name is Cecilia and I am asking a question in relation to my 13 year old Dalmation named Ripley.
About 2 and a half weeks ago we took him to the vet for a dry cough he was having on and off for about 3 months. He was diagnosed with an upper respiratory infection and put on a regiment of 500mg of Amoxicillin twice a day at 12 hour intervals. He was on this regiment for 11 straight days before the cough completely ceased. Since then he has been completely cough free.
Unfortunate during the last day and a half of that regiment he had an allergic reaction to the Amoxicillin. Though we didn't know this at the time as we had never seen it before and the symptoms presented themselves at a very slow pace. When all was said and done his skin was red and he sorta had hives. He was also restless throughout that period and developed diarrhea as well. The diarrhea persisted for several days and became worse (pure liquid) despite a 24 hour fasting period and being put on a diet of chicken, brown rice, and a teaspoon of plain greek yogurt, and a teaspoon of cottage cheese.
After no improvement with the diarrhea this past Thursday he went to the vet for this. They did a full checkup on him (no x-rays) with blood work and everything. All results came back normal. The only thing that was abnormal was that he had a lot of blood in his stool. The vet said that the blood in the stool was more than likely the result of the allergic reaction to the Amoxicillin as the allergic reaction will make the dogs upper tissue become flush with blood both inside and out (hence the red appearance of his skin).
With that said the doctor gave Ripley a shot of some medicine mixed with vitamins to restart all the bacteria and such in his digestive system that the Amoxicillin apparently destroyed. He also put him on a regiment of 500mg Metronidazole (for the diarrhea) for 7 days and 20mg of Prednisone (for the allergic reaction to the Amoxicillin) for 8 days.
Now comes to where we are right now. That Thursday at 5 pm Ripley received his first 500mg of Metronidazole with some chicken and rice ect... at 2am Friday morning we went for a walk and saw some improvement as the little bit he did poop was no longer liquid (more pudding like in nature now). It is now Saturday afternoon and since 2am Friday morning we haven't been able to get him to poop at all anymore. Since that 2am poop he has had several meals. His diet has been staggered with a small to medium sized meals at about every 4 to 6 hours. So far since that 2 am poop I believe he has had about 6 more meals. As I said before the meals almost all the meals consisted of chicken and brown rice with yogurt and cottage cheese. The only difference now is that I have susbtited in the 100% pure pumpkin for the yogurt and cottage cheese to try to help with the pooping process as I have read that pumpkin is benefical with both constpation and diahrrea.
As for Ripley demanor. He is acting perfectly fine. His energy has completly returned from being lethargic to being very good for what you would expect out of a 13 year old dalmation with some arthritis. His appetite has returned fully and then some as he is trying to steal the cats food now. He is even drinking and peeing normaly now and even then some as the Prednisone hes increased this aspect.
The only thing he is not doing now is pooping. We got out for our walks (about 3 to 4 times a day) and he pees on everything but no pooping. Infact he doesn't or hasn't even tried to poop since that last time at 2am Friday morning.
That is were we are now. Does anyone have any advice on this possible constpation problem? Do I decrease his diet, maybe try to mix in a little bit of his old diet (canned Pedigree) back in gradully? I am open to any advice here.
With that said thanks all for listening and any advice you might have for me.
Metronidazole can cause constipation. Also all the foods you are feeding him can cause this as well. I would stop giving the metronidazole and start introducing small ants of his regular dog food into the mix of what you are feeding him. If he develops diarrhea again once he is back on his regular food I would continue feeding him his regular food and introduce the yogurt and metronidazole back into his regime. Metronidazole is not only an anti diarrheal, it is also an intestinal antibiotic and anti protozoal so it is continually killing good intestinal bacteria so I wouldn't stop the giving the yogurt.
Can someone help me? I have a litter of pupy that r 7 weeks old that have Coccidiosis and I know this because I gave a pup to my sister that became sick and sh took hers to the vet and they did a stole sample and it came back with Coccidiosis, I know everyone needs to make money these days but I have none to spend at the vet. My sisiters pup is being treated with Metronidazole, I got some from the pet store that is used to treat fish witch is the same stuff that u get from the vet but im not sure how much to give them. Does anyone know how many mg to give a puppie? Before someone gets mad at me for haveing a pet I cant take care of I must let you know I found this mother dog and all her puppies in an old barn in the middle of know where one day when I was out taking pictures of trees and old barns so I am just trying to help them out and find them all a good home..... Thanks and PLEASE hlp....
What you are feeding her (rice and chicken) has a LOT LESS bulk than her normal food and in addition you are feeding less amount than normal food. As long as she is not straining and seeming to have dificulty with bowle movements do not worry. Slowing down and smaller poops is all part of the process :)