Can you give a dog metronidazole on an empty stomach?
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In this regard, can metronidazole be given to dogs without food?
Give this medication with food. Because the tablets have a natural bitter taste, they should not be crushed or chewed as the pet will drool plus likely refuse future doses. The length of therapy depends upon the disease condition as well as the pet's response to metronidazole.
Likewise, can I give my dog antibiotics on an empty stomach? This includes both vomiting and diarrhea. Vomiting can sometimes be prevented by giving medication with food rather than on an empty stomach, but diarrhea is a different story. Generally, antibiotic induced diarrhea is due to the upset of the natural flora (good bacteria) in your pet's gastrointestinal tract.
Regarding this, can metronidazole be given on empty stomach?
Don't take more or less metronidazole than is recommended. Try to take the medicine at the same time each day. The tablets can be taken with food or a glass of milk to prevent upset stomach. You should take the extended-release tablet on an empty stomach at least one hour before, or two hours after, a meal.
How many days should I give my dog metronidazole?
If your dog has an infection from anaerobic bacteria, then you might expect your vet to prescribe 11 to 22 mg per pound to be given twice a day. Metronidazole tablets typically come in doses of 250 to 500 mg per pill. Your vet can give you advice on how to properly measure the dose for your dog.