Metronidazole

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Metronidazole

Postby ftballfrk1010 » Sat Jun 21, 2014 6:35 pm

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Hello all i recently took my bearded dragon to the vet after he started not eating as much. The vet told me that he had a parasite that began with an "F" I cant remember the name of it... My question for you is, is it ok to give him the medicine metronidazole once a week for 3 weeks as prescribed. Considering the way he is acting today i feel horrible to do this to him i feel im torturing him. (Along with the meds I'm giving him soy yogurt btw)
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Re: Metronidazole

Postby Drache613 » Sat Jun 21, 2014 10:24 pm

Hello,

Did he have Flukes possibly?
The metronidazole is prescribed for once weekly, for 3 weeks? That is reasonable. What is the amount he is supposed to get each time? You can just gently get him to open his mouth & quickly squirt it in from the side to get the meds in. Are you going to give probiotics, too since this medication is relatively harsh?
Is he eating well right now & basking?

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Re: Metronidazole

Postby ftballfrk1010 » Sun Jun 22, 2014 4:24 am

Drache613 wrote:Hello,

Did he have Flukes possibly?
The metronidazole is prescribed for once weekly, for 3 weeks? That is reasonable. What is the amount he is supposed to get each time? You can just gently get him to open his mouth & quickly squirt it in from the side to get the meds in. Are you going to give probiotics, too since this medication is relatively harsh?
Is he eating well right now & basking?

Tracie

If i remember correctly it was something like fallagilites? lol
yes its perscribed for the next 2 sundays and its 4ml of the metronidazole. As for probiotics I went and bought soy yogurt from my local health food store gave him 1ml of the yogurt yesterday and today he's up and running around as usual, basking, and eating with out a problem.
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Re: Metronidazole

Postby Drache613 » Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:52 pm

Hello,

Sure, flagellates are very common.
How is your dragon doing today?
I am glad to hear he is up & basking too! I hope the soy yogurt helps him out on his appetite also.
It sounds like it has already helped him out quite a bit.

Keep us posted on him.

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Re: Metronidazole

Postby ftballfrk1010 » Thu Jun 26, 2014 7:59 am

Drache613 wrote:Hello,

Sure, flagellates are very common.
How is your dragon doing today?
I am glad to hear he is up & basking too! I hope the soy yogurt helps him out on his appetite also.
It sounds like it has already helped him out quite a bit.

Keep us posted on him.

Tracie

My dragon diesel is doing much better he seams to be alert and lively today. Hes been slowly eating more and more. But unfortunately I have to give him his meds tomorrow and make him feel sick all over again :( but the soy yogurt definitely helps!
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Re: Metronidazole

Postby Drache613 » Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:47 pm

Hello,

That is great Diesel is doing better & is more active, too.
Poor guy, maybe the meds wont bother him too much with being given the soy yogurt, too.
At least he is improving though! :D

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Re: Metronidazole

Postby willige54 » Wed Aug 27, 2014 1:01 pm

ftballfrk1010 wrote:Hello all i recently took my bearded dragon to the vet after he started not eating as much. The vet told me that he had a parasite that began with an "F" I cant remember the name of it... My question for you is, is it ok to give him the medicine metronidazole once a week for 3 weeks as prescribed. Considering the way he is acting today i feel horrible to do this to him i feel im torturing him. (Along with the meds I'm giving him soy yogurt btw)

I would just recommend that your vet is a member of the Association of Reptilian and Amphibians Veterinarians (ARAV). Membership directory is at
www.arav.org/Directory.htm
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