Should I give my dog metronidazole?
Similarly, it is asked, what does metronidazole treat in dogs?
Metronidazole, commonly known by the brand name Flagyl, is a strong antibiotic primarily used as an anti-diarrheal to treat inflammation of the large intestine. It is also used for other illnesses and conditions in dogs, cats, and horses, as well as to treat bacterial infections in humans.
Secondly, can you give a dog metronidazole on an empty stomach? Metronidazole Dosage Metronidazole comes as a tablet and an extended-release tablet to take by mouth. 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.
Keeping this in consideration, how many days should I give metronidazole to my dog?
It usually takes 10-14 days of medication to completely clear a typical infection and sometimes longer. We generally recheck a fecal cytology before you run out of pills, to make sure the infection is completely gone and we are not stopping the medication too soon. Metronidazole tastes very bitter.
Should I give metronidazole to my dog with 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.