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my dog has bloody diarrhea and wont eat.The vet gave him metroidazole

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my dog has bloody diarrhea and wont eat.The vet gave him metroidazole and told me to feed him.He still has bloody diarrhea and wont eat.I told the vet,he sayd its ok,just give him a few days.But he continues to go bloody and wont eat.what should I do?

Awwww poor guy.........................he may have colitis:


Metrodiidazole is an antibiotic that goes straight to the GI tract BUT it tastes awful and can cause nausea and inappetence.


He can also have Immodium, kayopectate or any OTC at scroll down for products and dosages.Use pepsid a.c for vomiting.


I would pick up any dog food.Try a small amount of boiled chicken with all fat drained off, chop meat , or baby food with no onion, beef, turkey, etc add cooked white rice or infant rice cereal.

Go very slow so he does not throw it up.


Dogs get dehydrated and hypoglycemic very easily from diarrhea.

Add unflavored pedialyte to his water 50/50 to hydrate him and balance his electrolytes.

Put a drop of pancake syrup on his tongue to raise his blood sugar in case he is a bit hypoglycemic. That should perk him up.

Do not allow him to drink a lot at a time If he throws up water, he can lick ice

Keep him on that very light diet of boiled chicken or baby food for 48 hours after the stool is normal.

Also give him one teaspoon a day of plain yogurt to keep "good" bacteria in his system.

If he develops any abdominal pain, bloating, constipation or cannot keep anything down he needs to be reseen by a vet.


Please let me know how he is doing. I will always be here for you


I hope your baby feels better very soon..

Best wishes,


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Customer: replied 8 years ago.

Thank you very much,I will go and get the ingrediance and start him on it immediately.You are a lifesafer



You are very welcome!


It is my pleasure to help you and your boy.


I hope he is better very soon.


Hugs for him,


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