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    DefaultAny experience with Flagyl?

    Buddy has been having loose stools the last few weeks. The vet has been informed the entire time, and lately Buddy really seems to be struggling with his bowel movements. I took him to the vet today. The vet expressed his anal sac during the exam, and after a verbal symptom history put him on Flagyl, twice a day for 10 days. Buddy is also on allergy medication, but the vet did say that there would be no interaction. I was just wondering if anyone else had dogs on this medication. If so, how did it go? Any side effects? Is it normal for this to be prescribed without a stool sample?
    thanks in advance.

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    My girls have been on Flagyl before with no problems.
    No side effects that I can recall.

    Guessing the vet is thinking giardia....

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    Thank you for that. Gives me some relief! Did your girls have stool samples before being put on the medication?

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    Flagyl is metronidazol, a very common antibiotic, its usually recommended to fight ameba infections, your dog should be fine. I´ve given Homer once Flagyl for a stomach infection. No problems at all unless your dog is specifically allergic to metronidazol

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    I have had my dogs on Flagyl on several occasions. Giardia can be hard to see in the stool. My vet will do a stool check if I ask, but otherwise, he will take my word for it (that I suspect Giardia). Panacure is another Giardia treatment that works better for some people. Flagyl works like a miracle for my dogs though.
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    nothing but good results here with metronidazole !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by buddybaby View Post
    Thank you for that. Gives me some relief! Did your girls have stool samples before being put on the medication?
    The first time, yes they had stool samples.
    Now, my vet just listens to me and trusts my judgement on it.

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    Thank you so much for the input. I'm a little nervous giving him medication, especially since we are in process of switching allergy meds.

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