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2 dogs with the runs - vet gave us metronidazole 250mg and

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2 dogs with the runs - vet gave us metronidazole 250mg and cerenia 16mg - 4 days ago - not working - HELP!
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.
Hello. How long have they been on Metronidazole?Are they vomiting as well?How old are they? Are they vaccinated?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
since Tuesday afternoon
2 yrs old and 3 yrs old - toy poodles
yes they have there shots
yes they are vomiting
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.
Ok thanks. If it's been this many days, I would get some bloodwork run on them. It sounds like there is something else going on that is being missed. It could be a liver or kidney toxin or it could be an infection that is not covered by Metronidazole. They may need a different antibiotic like a Sulfa drug or Baytril. If the bloodwork is normal, great. In that case I would probably put them on some IV fluids and IV antibiotics and anti-emetics to get the signs under control before going home. I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 1 year ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

Dr. Gary