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German Shepherd Dog > Panacur vs Flagyl for treating Diarrhea (11 replies)

by jc.carroll on 06 August 2010 - 01:08

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I'm just curious which most folks prefer to use for GSD "digestive issues."

My two GSDs hike, swim, and are not the most discriminating creatures when it comes to their drinking-water source. They seem to figure, why drink from the jug I've brought when a muddy puddle is more convient? *ack!*

So, now the results is diarrhea.

All are UTD on their shots. No positives on a giardia test, though that doesn't always mean anything. I'm doing a panacur treatment -- just started day 1 of 5 -- and of course cleaning and bleaching -everything!-. The dogs' appetities are a bit reduced, but they're drinking normally, and their urine is a well-hydrated color. Activity level is pretty much normal. Not all the pack has gotten upset stomachs, and I plan to keep it that way if I can.

I've had this happen before, and always had great luck with panacur clearing it up.

I've never tried flagyl, but I'm wondering if anyone has, and how well it works?



by Kimmelot on 06 August 2010 - 05:08

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Well first off it won't stop diarreah, try Immodium or Pepto Bismol :) Did you know that Pepto Bismol ( bisthmoth) really cut some germs down, including the ulcer causing H. pylori . http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/hpylori/ ( typical of pigs and humans) . I use it on my pups and kids with no ill effects. Dosage- you would have to ask your Dr..
Whisper Gray

by hutch on 06 August 2010 - 08:08

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My personal experience is that Panacur always gives my dogs diarrheoa! For worming I use Drontal but I would not worm a dog that has an upset stomach.

For diarrheoa it is 24 hours of water only and then minced chicken with brown rice. If it has been prolonged I would also want dioralyte in the water.

Shirley 

by Spooks on 06 August 2010 - 09:08

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I always give Salazopyrin [prescription] if diarrhoea looks like it could be persistent. My dog gets the squits with drinking from puddles, rivers and the sea.

by malshep on 06 August 2010 - 11:08

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We use both during the treatment.
Always,
Cee

by jc.carroll on 06 August 2010 - 11:08

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Perhaps I should have clarified:

It's not a matter of using panacur or flagyl to treat the symptom (diarrhea), but to cure the cause. I figured folks here would know panacur won't stop diarrhea...

by Spooks on 06 August 2010 - 12:08

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@ jc.carroll

My two GSDs hike, swim, and are not the most discriminating creatures when it comes to their drinking-water source. They seem to figure, why drink from the jug I've brought when a muddy puddle is more convient? *ack!*



^^^^ I think you have answered your own question asking for a cause....

You could always muzzle them so they can't drink from a muddly puddle.

by jc.carroll on 06 August 2010 - 12:08

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*facepalm* Looking for a comparison between panacur and flagyl here.

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