Hi all new to the Forums on Friday it was discovered from my dog's stool that he had a parasite the vet prescribed metronidazole 250 mg to be given 1/2 pill 2x a day he weighs 10 lbs. Edit - He's a 9 week old puppy I read a few posts on other sites that say not to give a puppy that young this drug
Yesterday he was fine took his meds in the am and pm however today he went straight downhill he won't leave his bed he's had diarrhea all day and has been vomiting all day, He finally drank water for the first time since yesterday at 10:30 pm tonight, He refuses to eat.
I gave him his 1/2 pill this morning at 7 am and since then he's been like that if I pick him up and put him down no matter where he just goes right back to his bed and doesn't get up, I have not given him anymore doses out of concern, Any idea what's going on and should I worry about it or is this normal, never had a pet on this medication before so I have no idea, I do plan to take him to the vet first thing in the morning regardless.
And my vet never told me about Chicken and rice he just said to keep feeding him his normal food
***Edited By: stanton2322 on 11/6/2011 11:59:44 PM*** Reason: Added info
right now i having the worst time with diarrhea. she has had it since the day we came from the rescue. i just don't know wht to give her so i'm thinking of try solmething like beano and thoughts from anyone
Patsy, take your dog to the vet, or at least take a stool sample to the vet. I don't think you should give your dog beano. Sometimes it's just stress that gives them an upset tummy, but most of the time it's a parasite.
stanton- I hope you've gotten in touch with your vet about your sick puppy. I've had metro prescribed for me in puppies younger than yours, and given it to them with no problems, and I've got yorkies which are much smaller than your puppy.
I would NOT recommend giving Beano to your dog. This is an anti-gas type medication not approved for animal use. It would not treat the diarrhea anyway, I would first have the vet check the stool for a cause before medicating. If it is simply stress related, Immodium can be used, but only in the proper dosage.
***Edited By: lpn169 on 12/2/2011 1:42:48 AM*** Reason: sp
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Hi. I'm having the exact same problem with my beagle mix. It's been he was prescribed with Metronidazole for vomiting and on bland diet (rice/chicken). The last time hi poop was Monday night. I call his vet, but she said not to worry about it if he does not show any discomfort. Brownie is fine, but we are still concern. How did your dog end up?
ok so my question is for those that have their pup or dog on a chicken/rice diet and Metronidazole and they go potty (diarrhea) did you see white dots in there? I am assuming it is from the rice?! He just started his first dose of Metro. He has had diarrhea and the chicken and rice only diet was not cutting it. Just curious if anybody else have noticed this? Also does anybody know what causes this type of problem? he is only 4 months old...
I'm assuming you told the vet when you took her in that she might be pregnant. Call them back and ask the question. No one here is qualified to answer this question - only the licensed vet that prescribed the drug. http://dermapuresite.net/
my dog just got off this pill about a week ago. He had some kind of gastrointestinal inflammation. He had diarrhea and vomiting before the pill. while he was on it, he seemed to feel better, eat more and become more active. I thought he was better even before finishing up. About a lil over 24hrs after the dose he had diarrhea again, but it seemed to clear up two days later. I waited to give him his trifexis until today(5 days later than vet said I could, but I wanted to be safe) about an hour and a half after the dose he vomited up his meal he had right before the pill. Do you guys think hes still covered with the trifexis?
NOTE to the above about beno... Dont give it. Its intended for humans not dogs. I was wondering this awhile back and was informed that it is not good for them and can actually have the reverse effect you intended. My pup was super gassy and it was to the point that I couldnt handle it any more. I went to the petstore nad found doggie gas relief pills. I was amazed! it works wonders though. I would recommend either doing half the dose recommended or just doing it every other day bc after a week on it, he became constipated but since we lowered to dose to like 3 times a week, its been great for us. By as far as diarrhea concerns go, the pup def needs to see a vet.
Remember that the chicken and rice combo is highly digestable and does not create all the poo that commercial diets do with filler etc. Brown rice is less digestable than white so may need to soak it/mash it up etc. My point being, your dog may not be constipated if he/she misses a day of pooping after you start chicken/rice, so I wouldn't panic or try to intervene with a laxative. When you *should* worry is if your pup is straining to poop or straining to poop and can't. Don't automatically assume constipation if you don't get bm's until you see other signs- straining to poop, hard belly etc. The other thing too is you're killing the natural flora in the gut oftentimes with antibiotics so while some think it's pointless, I do add a probiotic in to assist the natural digestive process. Do a little reading up on and decide for yourself, but probiotics don't hurt. The only thing that's controversial is are they effective on top of using an antibiotic (thereby a waste), but I have always found they are. HTH.
Oh and when I mention probiotics I mean one that is formulated for a dog. Different species have different natural flora in their guts, so something for a human or your standard yogurt I have never really found all that beneficial for my dog. There are 2 commercial probiotics for dogs out there that work very well.
Hi everyone. Here's our current situation. Our 13 year old lab mix, Haylie, had been having bouts of loose stools. Not quite full blown watery diarrhea but loose at times. We noticed it since Easter but very sporadically. I should have known looking back not to switch her diet but as she got older I was on the lookout for a senior diet for her and to be honest she has gone through a few different brands and types lately. Well, yesterday I came home to find she had an accident in the house...half formed and half pudding like. I took her outside and she had full blown diarrhea and continued trying to go but couldn't anymore. I brought her to the vet. They checked stool sample which was clear of parasites and such. I decided not to do full blood work-up as all else looked good. They gave her a script of Metronidazole 500 mg to take 2x day for 8 days. She had two pills yesterday and last night the diarrhea continued. This morning still bad and by this evening she declined severly. She has vomited foamy white liquid twice now and keeps having the diarrhea. From what I've found tonight it seems to be the meds but just don't know what to do. Once she seems a little more settled, I'm going to boil a chicken breast and some white rice. Any other suggestions?
I have a 9 year old maltese. She has been feeling bad since Tuesday afternoon. Vomiting and diarreah on Wednesday, seemed a bit better on Thursday, ate less than 1/4 cup of white rice and chicken. Drank some water. Friday morning vomiting and diarreah again. Took her to vet and he gave her Metronidazole Tiny Tab 62.5 mg. I gave her 1/2 of one Sat but none Sat evening because she was not having any symptoms anymore. Today she is lethargic again, not vomiting or diarreah, in fact, she hasn't pooped since her little bout with diarreah on Friday at 6:30 AM. But, not interested in eating at all, not even much interested in drinking water. I gave her 1/2 pill again today and will do so again tonight but don't want to give them to her if she is not having diarreah anymore!!! Any suggestions... I figure she is constipated now because she kind of drags herself when she is laying and moves around alot. Took her for a walk thinking that might stimulater her, but nothing??? I will have to call vet tomorrow. They did a fecal test and didn't find anything in that.
I left my dog's Metronidazole on the counter overnight, by accident. This med has a label that says "Refrigerate" and I am wondering if anyone knows if it is now dangerous to use the rest of the prescription? This is for my four year old yorkie for inflamed bowel. I will call my Vet's office (it is Sunday, too early to reach them) so if anyone can let me know their thoughts, I'm grateful. UPDATE- called a Vet hospital who told me to throw it away, too risky to give it to him now! He has been on meds for two weeks and I can't believe I did not put it back in the refrigerator! Bayle's Mom is kicking herself in the pants right now.
***Edited By: Beebecca on 6/10/2012 9:16:37 AM*** Reason: Update
i am very new to this so i dont know if im posting this right,i am a rescuer from brookyn ny.most dogs i have rescued from the city pound have kennel cough..and many times diarrhea.well i rescued bonnie a cane corso 4 years old.been a mama many times : ( and she went to boarding for about 10 days til her kc cleared.she came to me on sunday the 3rd of june..throughout the week she had watery yellow diarrhea,when it didnt clear through diet and natural remedies (as usual) my vet put her on •Metronidazole and a drug called endosorb.she started her dosage yesterday at 5 pm.today before i left for work she went out and had explosive watery yellow diarrhea..question.how long does this generally take to work? (she did have bacteria and parasites thats why my vet prescribed.shes 107 lbs.
Just like to let everyone know. I had a puppy that got constipated and the doctor told to to give a few teaspoons of canned pumpkin to get the stool loose. If your dog get constipated from this medicine try this.
what i am mad about is the fact that i wasnt told it was for a parasite they only said they found nothing at the time but put him on it anyway. i do my homework when it comes to medicine. they lied to me what the meds were for for and i feel we should have been notified! they should have said this is for a parasite infection which they did not, they just said as a precaution--it was the vets aid not he actual vet. http://superslimberry.org/colon-flow-reviews.html
Ok so lets try this again. A little frustrated after my first reply magically vanished". Here goes, - recommend doing some research on wikipedia for Giardia or Giardia Lamblia. Notice half way down it mentions the fact that tis drug is a know carcinogen (cancer causing) in mice. Isn't this the same first that dr's use in trying to find cures for humans? Doesn't the chain go Mice, Rats, Ferrets, Pigs, Monkeys then humans? If anything is carcinogic in any animal why chance it on another? Another issu eI have is if yu read other post on this very topic they are al pretty bastardizing towards the ill effects / potentials for this drug. Honestly I am a little user at the fact my vet prescribed this and to be honest will now be looking for another vet. One that does his homework ahead of time. My dogs life is second to my wife and my own. Why wouldn't you do a little research and spend a little time? Don't just blindly trust - thousands of humans die every year due to malpractice. How many more from vets malpractice? Yet you can't sue the same way you can for human life. Sad to say. So please do your research - start w/ other comments on here and go to Wikipedia for Giardia as I mentioned = educate yourself - you're little one will thank you with more years of unconditional love. Sounds much better than helping some CEO somewhere make another payment on his porche doesn't it?