Pet Medication Side Effects & Drug Detox

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Posted by Cristy (Hammond La.) on 11/19/2016
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If anyone is able to help I have a 55 pound golden retriever with really bad seasonal allergies she's 6 and had the same problem last fall lost all her hair on her chest cut herself up. When I brought her to the vet he gave her Medrol pills starting her off with 8 mg two times a day I'm thinking that's too much but I gave it to her 4 hrs. ago now she's getting really aggravated growling and snapping every time her brother gets near her she's even trying to bite me she's usually the sweetest, happiest, most playful dog you ever want to meet. Anyone know what could be wrong. I hope the vet didn't give her tpo strong of a dose.

Replied by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
11/21/2016

Hey Christy,

Changes in behavior is one side effect of the Medrol - you might tell your vet right away of the changes you are seeing in your dog. Possible remedies to counteract the steroid might be bentonite clay and activated charcoal - find it in the health food store and dose as for an adult human, and provide plenty of fresh water.


Metacam  

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Posted by Heather (Fayetteville, Ga) on 06/18/2013
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My cat Limpy was given one Metacam injection after having a few bad teeth pulled. She came home and was eating and feeling good but with in a week she stopped eating. The vets found Fuild all in her chest but no signs of cancer. Sadly she passed a few days later. I had no idea there were so many reports about the side effects of Metacam. There is a web site called Metacam kills.com. I will always believe this drug killed my cat. The vets are so misguided by the drug companies and seem to be more interested in padding their wallets. I lost the best cat I have ever known because of the vets and this drug Metacam.


Posted by Palhuc (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) on 04/19/2013
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I took my 5.5 month old ragdoll kitten for spaying this week. After 2 of the 4 doses of metacam given to her for pain I noticed she was so hyper, jumping up walls and nonstop climbing. She also appeared to be watching the ceiling and I could not get her attention (possibly hallucinating). She responded very well after surgery, ate , drank and went to bathroom almost immediately after coming home from surgery.

She did not appear to be in pain but I did not want to take a chance so that is why I gave her the pain meds. Today did not give pain meds but she is very calm and not hyper like on metacam. I believe this was not a good med for her. I will continue to monitor for any changes in behavior and changes.

Replied by Andrea
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
05/04/2013

My cat Sam-Panda has a serious heart condition, and has lately developed a throat irritation. He was prescribed Metacam for the irritation, but just as I was about to give him his first dose I read that it is contra-indicated in animals with cardiac disease. Reading about other animals experiences with this drug, I have no doubt my precious boy would be dead now if I had followed the ve'ts careless advice.


Posted by The Doob (Truro, Cornwall, England) on 10/25/2011

Took my healthy, normal old english sheepdog 6yrs old to vet with small scab. Removed it, gave metacam jab after op. Swelling at op site few days later, gave more metacam to reduce swelling. Then started with side effects of metacam, ie bloody stools/bloody vomit. 3 day stay in vets with gastric ulcer. They said he was fit to collect him, bring home.. But I could see he was sick, fluids on abdomen, rushed him to another vet's, referral centre. Severe advanced peritonitis, ulcer had perforated. Major op. Complication after complication, because the perforation was not detected/treated early. Feeding tubes.. 2 failed oesophagus tubes, abdomen reopened to place gastric tube, that worked. Came home, food and meds through tube for three weeks..liver/pancreas now recovered. After three months, all tests now normal. 12,000!! Couple weeks ago one of my other dog had a lesion.. Wet eczema, new vet wanted to stick him with steroids, NO WAY!

Replied by Anneg
Portsmouth, Hampshire, Uk
03/16/2012
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My 16 month old Portuguese Water Dog Dylan was castrated on 12th March and sent home with Metacam. I dosed him with 24ml (dog weight 24 kgs) as directed on 13th and that night, all night, he had horrible yellow explosive diarrhea - I thought it was a reaction to the op and Metacam was supposed to make it better so give him another dose on morning of 14th - by the afternoon he was lethargic and couldn't/wouldn't eat so phoned the vet who told me to take him off the Metacam - he had diarrhea all that day and night and very little to eat. Yesterday he just lay around and had nothing to eat but we did manage to get some water in to him - last night I was only up 3 times with him and today 16th he has not had to 'go' since about 8 hours ago and has eaten a little chicken so seems to be on the mend.

Having now researched this drug on the internet I would not touch it again with a barge pole!!


Posted by Godsgal (Santa Clarita, Ca) on 12/20/2010
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My late Bichon Frise was prescribed Metacam (meloxicam) 1. 5mg oral suspension for arthritis. He did not show any symptoms of arthritic pain and was a bouncy, youthful little guy until he was given this medication. After only one dose, he became disoriented, started walking in circles and kept "crying". I immediately took him off these meds and did a search on line about this medication. There were so many side affects that I called the vet to discuss this. He refused to take my call. My little guy lived another 2 years but his quality of life was gone after just 1 dose! Please beware of this drug!


Posted by Norma (North Vancouver, BC) on 06/07/2009
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I had a 11 year old Rough collie with very bad arthritis. I had had him on Recovery for a year and a half but he was getting worse with age. I decided to try Metacam even though I had been very nervous about it. Within 10 days he became very ill - and I rushed him to the Vet. His heart rate was a way up and his gums were very pale. He ended up in the Critical Care unit and was diagnosed with ulcers and he had vomited and ingested and had pneumonia and partial bloat which they had to wait out because of his condition.

My Collie came home with many meds and he did recover. I had him on something to coat his stomach but within 2 months he had bloat again and had to be put down. I will never again put a dog on Metacam. I do not recall the measurement for Metacam but it was whatever was recommended for his weight.


Posted by Dalia (Winchester, United Kingdom)
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Re: Metcam (allergic reaction). I had Teddy, a 2 year old pekingese who put his back out. The vet injected him with Metacam and within hours he had breathing problems and the next morning he died. The vet admitted the death was caused by an allergic reaction to the Metacam and he did what he could to counter balance the reaction but to no avail. Has anyone else had this problem?


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Posted by Ayre (Wi) on 05/17/2016
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Metronidazole -Warning- We feel our dog was hyper sensitive to this drug. Became suddenly blind-

Investigate side effects before allowing your dog to have any drugs- We wonder why the vet doesn't provide a warning sheet.? Why doesn't the FDA require this with pet meds? Our loving 7 yr old welsh terrier- we believe had a toxic reaction to this drug- our vet had prescribed this- and gave her another dose of this as she was being released from an overnight stay-when we arrived home and placed her in the house- she immediately was having a bad reaction, going in circles under the table, along the wall-we picked her up-and held her she seemed to calm down, she then rested-So we thought she was o.k.- the next morning took her out to relieve herself-she acted like she was blind!!! . Now totally confused, wobbly, -took her for a 2nd opinion they confirmed that she was now blind- due to optic neuritis inflammation- and that we should see a specialist at the emergency clinic-Went to the ER clinic- they briefly looked at her-and the tech decided she wasn't serious enough-and that the earliest appt was the next day- by the time the specialists were able to see her-it was now 2 days later. This new clinic ran lots of blood work- for $1200.00- We found out she tested positive for Lymes Disease. As we began to investigate her conditions and symptoms on line- Under METRO we saw the warnings- which she had now developed-sudden blindness, Neurologic symptoms, head tilt, confusion. 1)Our first vet administered this on a empty stomach-suppose to be given with food- we now learned 2)Not to be given when Lymes disease is present-which we later found she had 3) she now also had new liver damage due to the steroids she was given too. We feel our dog was poisoned, and mis- diagnosed, in error. Looking back (too late)We wondered why she wasn't put on emergency iv's to flush this out of her system?

To make a long story short- we had to put our sweetheart to sleep.

After looking online-We also brought these printouts of warnings in to the emergency clinic-neuro Dr's attn-at our first appt- she dismissed all of our concerns- and said "Not Likely"

As a final note- We never had to take a pet for advanced care before-(and hope we never do again)-for we have lost faith in professional vet medicine. They instead insisted we restart this drug- and they wanted a liver biopsy, MRI and spinal tap-(that next night when our dog was crying out in pain (it was suggested she was actually not in pain??? perhaps instead- out of her mind- and not coherent?)We weren't going to allow her to be a lab rat-anymore- we knew we must take her back to our new local vet and put her down- For Ayre- No more sorrow no more pain- but we feel this was really botched up.

Replied by Janice
New York
09/12/2016

Ayre, I am so sorry for your loss! I am just finding this information about reactions to Metronidazole. I am currently experiencing the same frightening thing to my dog, a German Shepherd, except for blindness. He had diarrhea and the vet prescribed this Metro, 500 mg 2 x day. On day 5 he collapsed, had a convulsive seizure, couldn't use his back legs, was confused, starting urinating in the house which he never has done. I stopped the drug immediately, had them do that valium IV drip - the antidote. I am so angry and afraid I may lose him. Worst thing, my vet says she is sure it is not this med. What upsets me is it can be toxic even if given recommended dose. The vets prescribe this drug like it was candy.


Posted by Ingrid (Geneva, Ohio) on 06/06/2009
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My dog was on metronidazole last year for colitis. The vet put her on two meds. I don't remember the other off hand but another vet was surprised she was put on both at the same time. She also was given a higher dose than my other dog who is a bit bigger than her. She became incontinent. After searching the internet I found this was a side effect. It took a while but it finally passed. I believe it was the medicine and it had to completely leave her system for her to get back to normal.

Replied by Casperc
Casper, Wy
03/01/2011
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My 5 yr. Old OES dog was prescribed 1500mg of metronidazole 2 times a day for 10 days initially because of vomiting and diarrhea. With the first vet visit a blood workup was done with good results, just a little dehydration. The second vet visit was 7 days later because the vomiting was still happening (stools were a bit better). They did x-rays on the second vet visit that revealed thickened intestines (maybe a foreign body present also???) and he was prescribed an additional 10 days of 1500 mg 2 times a day of metronidazole.

I came home last night (17 days into taking meds) to a dog having a seisure and not being able to get up afterwards. When I tried to move him he had another seisure and again was unable to stand afterwards. The vet came to the house and as they tried to move him he had another seisure. They administered valium to calm him. After some time he was able to get up and was wobbly. They kept him overnight and apparently he had more seisures this morning. They are trying to keep him sedated and hydrate him and will keep him for another day at least. We're suspecting the Metronidazole.

Replied by Planetheart
Los Angeles, Ca
04/10/2012
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Holy crap I was just reading that your dog was put on 1500 mg of metranidazole. No wonder your dog was having seizures. That's way tooooo much of a dosage. Even if your dog was 100 pounds, the dosage should have not been more than 500 mgs twice a day. Someone really screwed up big time. We rescue special needs dogs and many of them are actually on metranidazole, never had an issue and if a dog needs to stay on it long term, after a week or so they usually keep them on it once a day, not twice a day. A 5 pound dog, only gets 25mgs twice a day. I'm so sorry this happened to your dog.....

Replied by Gyna
Arizona
03/23/2016

My Vet put my 19 lb dog on 250mgs of Metronidazole And 250mgs of Amoxicillin both 2x a day for diarrhea, after fecal exam said my little guy has Giardia and has now added Panacur(Fenbendazole) 4ml 1x a day. After Metro..dog became lethargic and dehydrated. I began subq 125ml of Lactate Ringer fluids and stopped the drugs. What can I give my dog to get rid of these worm parasites(giardia)?? Have inherited some 20-25lb beautiful westie-jack russel mixes that vet said all should be treated but x 10 I cant afford, uncle had heart of gold for these rescues but no insurance. Does anyone know if I can give liquid fenbenzole to all even if sold at feed store it says its for goats. Only ml listed no strength. I would need approx 5ml ea for 5 days along with Metronidazole and this scares me because of my dogs reaction. Better with fluids but need to treat giardia. Anyone have any ideas?

If so u can email me. Or post here. Again, thank you.

Replied by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
03/23/2016

Hey Gyna,

We prefer replying in the forum vs private e-mail so everyone can benefit from this exchange :-)

I had a dog experience the same symptoms on metronidazole also; with a heavy parasite load symptoms can get worse before they get better.

As to your question, yes you can give liquid fenbendazole for goats to dogs - it is the same product that dogs get, but you would use a different dose. Use an oral medication syringe and give 1 mL (equal to 1 cc or ¼ teaspoon) per each 5 lbs. of your dog's weight. Source: http://www.dreamydoodles.com/fenbendazole/

You can also try a nutritional remedy. Choose the remedy that you are most drawn to from this list. I have had good success with carrots, sunflower seeds and brown sugar all used together; echinacea and vitamin C combined, and used separately or combined kelp, oregano oil and olive leaf extract.

  • Astragulus - 1 twice daily for 5 days
  • Bilberry -1 capsule twice daily for 5 days
  • Blueberries-1 tablespoon twice daily for 5 days
  • Broccoli - 4 flowerets twice daily for 5 days - raw or slightly steamed
  • Carrots - 2 baby raw organic carrots (or the equivalent in size) twice daily for 8 days
  • Cat's Claw - 1 capsule twice daily for 2 days
  • C&H brown sugar -1teaspoon twice daily for 8 days
  • Celery - 1 raw stick of celery twice daily for 7days
  • Dandelion Root - 1 capsule twice daily for 5 days
  • Garlic - 1 capsule twice daily for 5 days
  • Green Pepper half - dollar size piece twice daily for 2 days
  • Kelp -1 capsule twice daily for 5 days.
  • Lemon juice – ½ teaspoon twice daily for 5 days
  • Licorice - 1 capsule twice daily for 5 days
  • Milk Thistle - 1 capsule twice daily for 5 days
  • Olive Leaf extract - 1 capsule twice daily for 5 days.
  • Oregano oil -1 pill or ¼ tsp twice daily for 5 days·
  • Oregon Grape root - 1 capsule twice daily for 5 days
  • Pau D'Arco- 1 capsule twice daily for 3 days
  • Pumpkin seeds-1 tablespoon twice daily for 8 days
  • Schizandra - 1 capsule twice daily for 5 days
  • Spinach-1 tablespoon twice daily for 5 days
  • Sunflower seeds-1 tablespoon twice daily for 8 days
  • Turmeric - 1 capsule twice daily for 5 days
  • Tuna fish - 1 can daily for 2days
  • Yellow Dock - 1 capsule twice daily for 5 days


Posted by Christina (Ashburn, Va) on 11/29/2008
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our dog was was put on a long term dose of metronidazole for irritable bowel syndrome a few months ago. unfortunately the medicine caused severe neurological issues in our 12 year old lab/husky. shortly after taking his morning dose one day, he wasn't able to walk straight and lost all control of his limbs. he's mostly recovered, but i think he has had some side effects from this medicine. he was experiencing some arthritis issues prior to this but it's gone down hill rapidly since (the neurological episode occurred this past june, and now our pup can't nearly walk as far as before, despite herbal treatments and acupuncture). i think the use of a long term dose of metronidazole should really be studied further.

Replied by Crysgrits
Charlotte, Nc
07/28/2010

I had an incredibly similar experience with the metronidazole, although our dosage was not long-term, it was a typical 10 day dosage. My 7 year old terrier mix was put on metronidazole as a precaution because she was sick and they were using it as an antibiotic. After about 2 days of being on the drug, she was unable to walk straight, a few hours later, she was unable to operate her hind legs. The vet we were using kept her for the day, flushed her system, put her on iv's, etc. However, I would not let them keep her overnight, as they did not have anybody there overnight. I picked her up and intended on keeping her for the evening. A few hours later, I couldn't take it. It was clear that she was completely unaware that I was sitting right beside her, and her eyes began shaking (shifting right to left) uncontrollably. I had to take her to an emergency vet (different vet), and he warned me that this is a rare side effect, but known, and can even happen in humans as well as dogs. He told me it essentially attacked her brain. Luckily she turned out to be OK, after 2 days in the hospital hooked up to fluids to flush her system of the drug, but apparently most dogs with the reaction are not as lucky. None of my dogs will ever be given this drug again.

Replied by Lblibris
Slc, Utah
03/05/2011
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My 15 year old cocker developed nuerotoxicity to this drug and unfornately passed away within one of week of taking it. Please view this website that tells about our experience and more information, including where to report adverse reactions to medications. sites.google.com/site/bewareofmetronidazole


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Posted by Stacey R (West Hartford, Ct) on 08/04/2016
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Metronidozole:

I am sharing a recent experience we had with our puppy - by pasting a letter I sent to our vet practice. Thanks for sharing your stories. I am angry at myself for not researching this medication before giving it to our dog. The good news is that Sammy is improving every day and we have seen no further seizures.

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RE: Sammy R

August 2,2016

Dear Office Management,

I am writing in follow-up to express concern about the care of our dog, Sammy, in your urgent care clinic. As discussed, Sammy was seen by Dr. U. on 7/24/16 for diarrhea and Dr. Y. for seizure on 7/25/16.

I have the following concerns:

Sammy was given a medication, Metronidazole, for treatment of diarrhea. Dr. U. did not discuss treatment options nor shared information about potential side effects of this medication. Of most concern, is the fact that this medication is known to have neurotoxic side effects, even at low doses. No potential side effects of this medication were listed on the “Home Care Instructions” I received at discharge.

2) When your medical team is prescribing any therapy, risks and benefits should be explained thoroughly so that pet owner can make an informed decision. Dr. U's failure to do this is simply unacceptable and substandard care.

3) Metronidazole is not recommended for use in young puppies. Sammy is 7 ½ months old. Given his age, why was this medication used as a first line approach for treatment of Sammy's diarrhea? Why weren't other treatment options offered and discussed with me?

4) I informed Dr. U. that I had given Sammy Loperamide during the night and that his diarrhea seemed improved the next day. Ironically, Dr. U. “scolded” me for giving Loperamide without calling to discuss first. Loperamide has few known side effects for Golden Retrievers. In effect, it is a much safer option than an antibiotic with known neurotoxic risks. I have consistently read in the literature “antimicrobial therapy and routine use of antibiotics in cases of acute uncomplicated diarrhea is strongly discouraged.” Antibiotics are specifically indicated only in animals with: confirmed bacterial infection, predisposition for bacterial translocation, and increased risk for sepsis. It would seem that prescribing Metronidazole as a first line approach for Sammy's uncomplicated diarrhea was completely unnecessary.

5) When Sammy had a seizure within 24 hours of initiating this therapy, I again took him to your urgent care center. Dr. Y. agreed that the medication should be discontinued, but felt that the seizure was an unlikely to be a side effect. As such, she focused on investigating possible toxins and liver disease.

6) I now know that neurotoxicity and CNS symptoms (including seizure) are well-documented side effects of Metronidazole. Dr. Y's decision to disregard the seizure as a possible medication side effect (despite the recent initiation of the medication within the preceding 24 hours) also resulted in a missed opportunity for Valium treatment. The literature states that it can take up to 2 weeks for neurological side effects from Metronidazole to resolve. This time frame is significantly reduced through the use of Valium therapy. I feel certain that Dr. Y did not even consider Valium as a treatment option for possible neurotoxicity/neuro side effects. Instead, Sammy spent the next week with lethargy, pacing, panting, confusion, and had TWO more seizures within the next 24 hours.

This experience has been extremely stressful for Sammy and our family. I have learned to never unquestioningly follow the recommendation of a vet without first doing my own research. Although it remains to be seen if Sammy's seizures and behavior changes were indeed a side effect from this medication, he is improving daily. Whatever the outcome, it does not excuse Dr. U's obligation to discuss risks of a therapy he prescribed.

Please use our experience as an opportunity to make changes to your urgent care practice.

I encourage the vets in your practice to review literature on the use of this medication and it's risks. All vets should also be aware of the recommendation for treatment of neurotoxic side effects with Valium which has been shown to facilitate a quicker resolution of symptoms.

“Most canines who develop neurologic signs secondary to metronidazole administration have received weeks to months of therapy, but toxicity after short-term therapy at relatively low dosages (<60 mg/kg/day) has been reported.”

Diazepam as a Treatment for Metronidazole Toxicosis in Dogs: A Retrospective Study of 21 Cases Jason Evans, Donald Levesque, Kim Knowles, Randy Longshore, and Scott Plummer

J Vet Intern Med 2003;17:304–310

I would also encourage the urgent care vets to use a more conservative approach to treatment of uncomplicated diarrhea.

Most importantly, the vets in your practice should always discuss possible side effects and risks associated with a recommended therapy. The neurologic adverse effects of metronidazole are well documented in humans and companion animals. I can assure you if Dr. U. informed me that neurotoxicity and seizure were know (albeit rare) side effects, I would have opted for another treatment. I cannot overstate this point.

Replied by Janni
New York
09/12/2016
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Great letter! I may use some of your points to write to my vet. My Sammy, an 11 year old German Shepherd suffered a toxic reaction also to this drug and my vet also says she doubts it was this drug. I know it was. My poor boy is still recuperating, I stopped the drug on day 5 when he had seizures, was panting, confused, lost back legs, wobbly. I also was not warned about neurological possibilities- and I did read reviews before I gave it to him but he was only going to be on it 5 days so I didn't think he'd be in danger. I never imagined what bad effects could come from a drug. He started urinating in the house, which now I learned is a side effect. We always said he had kidneys like no other- but this is not his fault. I did my own research and insisted on the Valium drip. This morning he is showing signs of being more alert. He won't eat still, can't stand on his own, and is still very weak and lethargic. I am so angry.

Replied by Elouise
Brisbane
11/26/2018

My 8 yo mini schnauzer was recently a day patient at the local ‘holistic' vet having IV fluids as she was stage 3 CKD and also had an ultrasound to confirm if any other organ damage. Following the ultrasound at 3pm she was given IV Metronidozole (without neither my consent or any diagnostic test to confirm bacterial infection) “in case she has an infection”.

At 4.15 the vet called me to say that my bubba had to be monitored for BP and fluids overnight by a specialist emergency vet and to pick her up straight away.

I didn't know about the IV antibiotic until I picked her up, it was only when I later read the invoice that I saw Metronidazole and when I looked it up was horrified to read that it is contraindicated in renal deficiency as it is high in sodium, causes hypertension and acute kidney injury which leads to azotemia. The invoice also had an amount for another item I was unfamiliar with - cystocentisis ( needle into bladder to extract urine). I was not informed of this either or had given consent for any treatment other than fluids and the ultrasound.

Things went from bad to worse at the emergency vet, my bubba was there for 3 days and when I finally found out the exact drugs she was being pumped with I brought her home. She died in my arms at home on 07/10/18 from severe toxic and fluid overload that caused pulmonary edema, brain hemorrhage and heart failure.

After extensive research into every drug she was given I have determined that the vet punctured her bladder during the cystocentisis so gave her IV metronidazole “in case of infection” without consideration of kidneys but it caused BP to significantly elevate and and acute kidney failure hence the urgency for “overnight monitoring of BP and fluids by specialist”.

The toxic side effects from Metronidazole in renal deficiency caused severe headaches, nausea, dizziness, confusion, gastric pain and lack of appetite. The emergency vet did not take this into consideration and did not do any diagnostics prior to pumping IV PPI's (esomeprazole & omeprazole) and giving her other highly potent nephrotoxic drugs to stimulate appetite/anti nausea (Mirtazapine - anti depressant used in humans for major depressive disorder & Ondansetron - used for chemo related symptoms in humans).
She didn't stand a chance 😭


Posted by Sharon (Phx.,az) on 04/20/2014

All these horrific reports about medication side effects have me really spooked. My Heinz 57/GSD/staffordshire terrior female dog had to go on a two-week course of Mitronidozole for a bad gastritis attack. Before that, she was in great health, the original happy, lovable 'chow-hound' who could eat anything (even the neighbor's damn cat's poop because said neighbor will not keep it inside) Anyways, I digress....

So the Metronidozole cured the gastritis - and it it also cleared up some ghastly Dog Breath- Unfortunately, now my poor dog is itching and scratching herself to pieces. She is so miserable....We immediately put her on a homemade diet of: Ground turkey, rice, green beans & pumpkin. She's been two weeks on that. No change. We've done the Oatmeal shampoo bath; that helped about 24 hours. I tried a half of 50mg. generic Benedryl tablet; didn't make a dent in the itching.....

I really don't want to take her to the $$ Vet $$ for more $$ medication$ $$ with more side effects, but I am at my wits end. When you all send in your stories, please be sure and add any treatment that may have helped too or if anyone has dealt with itching after Metronidozole (flagyl) treatment please write in.

Replied by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
04/21/2014

Hey Sharon!

It would appear the 2 week regimen of metronidazole knocked out all the good bacteria in your dog's GI tract. If this were my dog I would do three things:

1 - keep up the daily oatmeal baths

2 - Alkalize the water first by offering 1 teaspoon of baking soda to 1 liter of water for 5-7 days [this is a crisis dose], and then after this time frame reduce to one half teaspoon per one liter of water as a maintenance dose.

3 - repopulate the good bacteria in the GI tract by offering probiotics. You can buy human brands of acidophilus such as DDS w/ FOS, or PB8 or Shiff's Digestive Advantage; you can also buy special doggy 'Forti Flora' - however I recommend getting 1 bottle/brand and then feeding it until gone and then switching to something completely different so many, many strains of bacteria are reintroduced to your pet's system.


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Posted by Teresa (Hertford, North Carolina) on 05/07/2017
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I gave my dog NexGard 3 days ago and today he can barely walk he's shaking and qquit twitching. Is there a homemade remedy for me to detox him?

Replied by Marie
Washington
05/11/2017

Hello,

Sorry you are going through this. I can only offer this; if it is an oral systemic, daily activated charcoal for the duration of the effectiveness of the medicine may help bind it out of the system; neutralize some of the toxic effects. I would also fill out an adverse event FDA medication form and file it. I do know that homeopathic Thuya 30c is given to help reverse adverse effects of vaccinations. A call to a naturpathic vet could also be good.


Posted by Tony (Redford, Mi) on 03/19/2017
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I gave my 8 year dachshund a nexgard 1/2 pill, now shaking and scratching, please help. How do I detox the Nexgard side effects?

Replied by Theresa
Mpls., Mn
03/20/2017

Hey Toni,

If this were my dog I would give activated charcoal - found in tablet form at the drugstore or health food store, with each meal and perhaps a couple of extra times a day in a treat. You might also consider a homeopathic remedy for poisoning - please google and read what may apply to your situation.


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Posted by Dottie (Harrisburg, PA) on 08/21/2008
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NSAID [non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs] for dogs: These are VERY dangerous drugs. Many dogs have died from just one dose. I had 3 dogs that I gave 1 Deramaxx pill many them sick & lethargic I stopped them immediately. Will not give any of these meds to my dogs ever again.



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