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Old 05-31-2011, 04:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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For those that are using or have used Tylan powder, how long did it take before you considered that there was improvement? How long did your dog have to stay on the Tylan before he/she could be weaned off? I am just beginning down this road with Max and wondered . . .

Max hates the taste and the Tylan is being placed in to gelatin capsules by my local pharmacy. Not fun trying to wrestle a German Shepherd in order to get his medicine in him . . .
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I have a lot of experience with Tylan powder. The first time Gunner was on it for irritated intestines, I saw an improvement within just a few days.
And when he was diagnosed with SIBO, again I saw the same improvement.
He was on it for about 6 weeks. Twice a day for a week or so and then once a day after that.
The only way I get it in him is to put the powder in pill pockets. He LOVES pill pockets. I get the large ones (beef is his fav) for capsules and put the powder in it.

I didn't know you could get that done at a pharmacy. Good to know.
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Chance had improvement within a couple days, he has been diagnosed with IBD and since using the Tylan, have been able to get him off nearly all other medications, still working on the prednisone, but down to 5 mg every other day. Tylan saved his life. I mix it with a little wet dog food and he has no issues eating it.
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My dog Molly has EPI, SIBO and a b12 deficiency. She has been on and off tylan for the past few years. Usually see an improvement in a few days. The last bout of sibo started in June 2010. We kept her on Tylan until about 2 months ago. All seems good but when her sibo flares up she will go right back on. Luckily Molly will eat the food with the tylan and enzymes on it so very easy to administer. Hope your dog feels better soon.

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It really depends on the dog. Some are good to go after a 4-6 week treatment. Others, like my old man, on are it permanently.
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I have gotten it through KV Vet at a savings. I put it in canned food or top it with Nupro and add water, which seems to work. Knock wood!

I would go no less than 30 days. Less you're just ticking the belly bugs off.
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I get the powder from Lambert Vet and put it in capsules myself when I use the stuff for Max. It should work fairly quickly?
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Old 05-31-2011, 11:28 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Same with Titon... We had serious bouts with digestive issues for weeks. Vet prescribed Tylan and everything cleared up after just a few days. I weened him off it by slowly decreasing dosage until he didn't need it any more. I still have it in case I need it again but he hasn't so far. I finally found a food that would agree with him. However, I've learned that he cannot have ANY of those meaty bones that are basted in stuff that you can get at pet stores.
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Titon's Dad:

What food agrees with Titon? I have tried a couple different kinds of kibble and Max is not an enthusiastic eater of any of them. He has such a large/tall frame and still has a thin appearance that it is challenging to find a kibble that is not too rich for his system and yet will give him adequate caloric intake. What did you find that worked for Triton?
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Years ago I used Tylan for my old GSD Blue - it worked almost immediately. (He had hemorrhagic diarrhea related to allergies.) It is however an antibiotic, developed originally (if memory serves) to combat the disease which is rampant in battery hens. I am reluctant to use any drug long term - I only gave it to him for about a week -and personally would look for something more holistic if I were faced with this problem again. I would also make sure your dog is getting a good probiotic if you are giving Tylan, to keep the flora in the gut balanced.
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