Diarrhea can be a painful experience for your pet. Luckily, Tylan is effective in treating intestinal inflammations (particularly colitis) that can cause diarrhea in cats and dogs.
If your pet is showing any symptoms of diarrhea, then treatment with Tylan may be necessary. It can be administered via a tablet, powder or an injection. The pill and the powder has a bitter taste, so it is recommended that you mix it with the pet’s food to mask the taste. If your pet absolutely refuses to take Tylan orally at all, then you can go the injection route. As a side effect, Tylan may cause intestinal upset, and there may be some skin irritation as a result of the injection. Tylan must be taken on schedule in order for it to fully work.
Medication dosage will vary depending on the size of the animal. It’s typically recommended for a dog or cat to be given 5 to 10 milligram per pound. So if your pet weighs say 35 pounds, then the minimum dosage would be 175 milligrams and the maximum 350 milligrams. A digital milligram scale would prove useful here.
Tylan should be given twice a day (every 12 hours) for about 6 weeks. For pet’s that need longer treatment with Tylan, you can make the dosage as low as possible. Your pet’s condition should start to improve after the first week, but contact your veterinarian if it does not improve over the 6 week course.
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