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Old December 20th, 2009, 07:28 PM
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what should i give with meds

beau is starting on clavamox and clarithromycin tomorrow. after 10 days he will be on baytril and the clavamox for 20 days. most of the meds can cause naseau and diarreah so wondering if i should be giving anything else to be proactive.
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Old December 20th, 2009, 07:54 PM
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Probiotics would be helpful--they'll help shield him from the diarrhea that can result when the antibiotics unbalance the organisms in his intestine. Ask the vet whether you can give the meds with meals, too--that helps buffer the tummy.

Sounds like some heavy duty meds What's going on with poor Beau? Hope he's better soon!
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Old December 20th, 2009, 09:33 PM
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thanks hazel. one of the meds he said no dairy or yogurt, the other is on an empty stomach which is a pain. he has a uti that shows ecoli bacteria. he was on one of the meds for 14 days but it seems it is resistant so he is trying this. this vet i dont know in the group and he had to ask about the proper protocol
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Old December 20th, 2009, 11:06 PM
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You can get probiotics in capsule form at a health food store (usually found refrigerated).

Beau gets better really, really soon .
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Old December 21st, 2009, 12:17 PM
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really good advice in this thread
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Old December 21st, 2009, 12:53 PM
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Please consider the probiotics. I would go with the suggestions already listed, but I have used the Probios products with success as well. These basically help replenish the good bacterial in the stomach and gut that the antibiotics tend to kill off causing digestive upsets.


These antibiotics can be hard on the dog's system. I know that my dog totally lost her appetite on the Baytril (given for hepatitis--she was a very sick girl).
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Old December 22nd, 2009, 06:58 AM
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I was told that giving probiotics and antibiotics at the same time were counter-productive. Help, can someone please set me straight?

I've just gotten off 21 days of clavamox with my 5 month old GSD. I gave it immediately after meals, which seemed to work well other than her stools being a little softer. GSD's are notorious for sensitive tummys.

Would it help give Beau the two meds seperately?
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Old December 22nd, 2009, 08:15 AM
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I wouldn't give probiotics at the exact same time as the antibiotics, but rather stagger them at different times during the day.
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