I have a Standard Poodle that has had cronic severe ear infections for 10 years. He had the problem before I got him. I have had him to the vet numerous times and have tried several different vets. None of the vets have been able to heal him. The vet that has worked with him the longest says that it is most likely an allergic reaction to something, to what she doesn’t know. I have tried several different kinds of grain free foods, but no improvement. At times his ears smell really bad, there is a dark brown discahrge and his ears will bleed sometimes when I am cleaning them. He scratches and shakes his head often.
My dog (2yrs) had diarrhea and was vomiting. I took him to his vet and the dog injected 2 meds and prescribed Metronidazole 250mg to be taken daily w/food (full stomach). The vet said to give him babyfood till he's better. Once my dog started eating the babyfood, I gave him his 1st pill. However, I haven't given him the 2nd dosage because my dog won't eat or drink water. He has a lil diarrhea and is going frequently although it's not much what he excretes. My question: can & should I cont to give Metronidazole on an empty stomache? He's lost his appetite and I worry of giving the med cause of this.