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Still having diarrhea issues after 5 months. :(
What on earth is wrong with my puppy Miley? We got her at 14 weeks and she has had diarrhea/soft stool troubles since day one. She was diagnosed with Giardia shortly after we brought her home. Over the past 4 months, she has been on 2 rounds of Panacur by itself (7-10 days at a time), then metronidazole in combination with Panacur once (10 days).
She FINALLY tested negative for Giardia after this, but started having problems again about a week after she finished up the meds. The vet sent off another stool sample and put her back on metronidazole. She was well again within two days and the Giardia test came back negative again.
A few days after finishing up the metronidazole, the problems started back again. The vet put her on a probiotic for 5 days, but it did nothing. He put her on the metronidazole in addition to the probiotic. It cleared up the tummy troubles right away. It has now been four days since she finished the metronidazole and the probiotic and then and she is having diarrhea again.
I just donít get it! Her problems always clear up within 2 days of starting the medicines, then come back within 2 days of finishing. We clean up her messes with bleach water. She has been on Prescription ID canned food since March. I added pumpkin to it over the weekend and it didnít help. I am taking another stool sample to the vet after work and we will start metronidazole once more. After that, I have no idea what we are going to do. Anyone got any ideas about what is going on?