Dog Health Questions? Ask a Dog Vet for Answers ASAP
For dogs, the most common use for Metronidazole is as an antibiotic and antiprotozoal medication. This medication is used to treat various conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease, nonspecific diarrheal disorders, infections caused by Giardia (a cause of diarrhea), and periodontal disease. Metronidazole requires a prescription from your veterinarian, and is sold by the tablet. You can read below for more information on Metronidazole in dogs that have been answered by the many Experts.
Metronidazole is not commonly known to make a dog tired. Since this medication is normally given for diarrheal, the sleepiness may be caused from the illness.
Most liquid medications are mixed with sugar solution to make it taste better. This is why it is suggested to refrigerate. When left out, bacterial growth can occur after long periods of time.
While each patient is different, and may have specific sensitivity to one medication - flagyl would not usually cause pancreatitis as it is a common medication given to patients with pancreatitis.
The standard dose is around 5 to 30 milligrams for every pound the dog weighs, and this can be given 1 to 4 times a day. Many vets prescribe 5 milligrams per pound two times a day; this is because this is the low dose of the medication so that there are fewer side effects on the dog. If the dose is too high or it is given for a long term there can be neurological problems, such as seizures. If these signs are shown the immediate removal of the medication may help the dog’s symptoms.
When a dog is prescribed Metronidazole the owner may have several questions regarding side effects, usage and dosage. If you still need more information, contact the Experts for fast and affordable answers.