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July 22, 2015 at 8:37 am in reply to: Sudden loose and sometimes bloody stools in 7 year old springers #76231 Report Abuse
Thanks for the info, Susan. I think we’re on the same page. I called our vet about getting a different antibiotic, so he called an online pharmacy and ordered Tylosin Bitter Block chewable tablets, which must be similar to the Tylan powder. We’ll try that for 21 days. I’m not sure about the food. Sometimes I think it may be a food allergy, but the vet doesn’t because both dogs developed this problem at the same time. We’ll see…July 19, 2015 at 9:54 pm in reply to: Sudden loose and sometimes bloody stools in 7 year old springers #76111 Report Abuse
I think you’re right. They must have been on some other antibiotics that agreed with them before. Also, I remember now that one of the possibilities was something in the lake they swim in – i.e. bacteria. If it is indeed the lake water, though, I’m not sure if we can come up with a permanent solution. That’s where our cottage is and we can’t very well not let them swim there. I’ll call the vet again tomorrow to at least see if a different antibiotic would work. Thanks.July 19, 2015 at 7:48 pm in reply to: Sudden loose and sometimes bloody stools in 7 year old springers #76101 Report Abuse
I think I forgot to tell the vet the antibiotic was causing diarrhea, but I read that giving an antibiotic for diarrhea is controversial. Also, no infection has been identified. Correct. They only finished a week, but he wanted them on it for 20 days.
I can’t give the boy dog meat. He gasifies it! And the vet said no to rice. I did plain mashed potatoes for a while and then the ID food. Too much work and they weren’t that interested in the potatoes.