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02-12-2013 11:03 AM
Tylan is used for SIBO - small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, so not sure what it would do for large intestinal bleeding -
A google search can turn up what you need to know on Tylan.
I have used it in non-SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth) dogs such as our hospice foster, Holly Bear.
It has uses far beyond "just" SIBO including colitis, because of it's anti inflammatory properties.

Gastrointestinal problems including colitis and enterocolitis
Irritable bowel syndrome
Food intolerance or allergies
Anxiety and stress

Read more: Canine Diarrhea Treatment for Tylan (Tylosin) for Dogs - VetInfo
(also this below)

Tylan for Diarrhea

Tylan is an antibiotic and is efficient in curing infections. It's an antibiotic from the macrolide class (which includes erythromycin) and can be administrated when the dog has diarrhea.

It's efficient in healing diarrhea caused by colitis and intestinal problems. It also has anti-inflammatory properties, which can act as an irritation reducer in the large intestine.

Tylan is recommended for dogs with kidney problems, as it is eliminated entirely through urine and will not add stress on the kidneys.

The drug is not recommended for diarrhea caused by stress.

Tylosin has a foul taste, so dogs will reject the pills. You may have to hide them in the dog's food or opt for injections or capsules. Make sure your dog takes his drugs.
02-12-2013 10:40 AM
GatorBytes I did a search on worms/parasites that are significant to causing damage to large intestine vs. small - giardia would significant re: mucous as symptom, could have more then one issue going on, some meds like panacur treat some worms and giardia...the mucous could also be shedding from irritation to the lg. intestine such as die-off of worms and toxins. Giardia also damages the tissues and usually needs to be treated more then once.

Whipworms get their name from their long, very slender bodies that are capped with a small club-like end. These worms lie coiled within the wall and lining of the large intestine. Pets become infected from eggs that are deposited with the feces. In cases of light infection, pets may not show any signs, but in heavier infections, pets often develop diarrhea that may have red blood in it.

Slippery elm will sooth the tract and replace the protective mucosal barrier so that these microbes cannot adhere...

L-Glutamine, an amino acid is also indicated for repair and is also used by the muscles and brain

Tylan is used for SIBO - small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, so not sure what it would do for large intestinal bleeding - red blood...however, a probiotic will squeeze out room in the GI so bad cannot proliferate and will be suggested either way...I think Anubus_Star (a vet tech) is on this thread and may be able to chime in on the attributes of Tylan...if not then PM her

AND on another note - something to consider about helping the immune system is Bovine Colostrum

Colostrum Article in the American Journal of Natural Medicine |

This is the brand I use on my dog...this one is freeze dried, some products use heat processing, but heat denatures food so I tend to believe the former.
AOR All Life Colostrum 120 Vegi Capsules [7263] - $26.99 : Healthy Planet Canada, Canada's Vitamins, Body Building Supplements, Health Food Store

AND another product that contains the benefits of both colostrum and SeaCure, called SeaVive
Proper Nutrition: SeaVive® - Comprehensive Immune Support

about seacure (product blurb from link that sells it) - click on more info
Seacure for Pets 100g powder by Proper Nutrition
02-12-2013 08:52 AM
Fahn Fahn seems to be doing better, just has a little bit of blood, like a smidgen on mostly solid poops. I did notice it looks like it has a clearish mucus coating, which is slightly worrisome, but I attribute it to the stomach med. I will keep monitoring and noting for the vet. I give him another de-wormer tomorrow, one last week and one tomorrow. Plus he has a white sweet smelling liquid stomach med I give him three times a day. As for the tylan I didn't ask the vet. I will if the dewormer doesn't work. All the meds I've been giving him are Korean named and such so I don't know if the vet will understand the name tylan or what it is. I am still softening the dry dog food with water and giving him made food and some pumpkin too.
02-08-2013 11:42 PM
Originally Posted by Fahn View Post
I will try and talk to the American vet about Tylan, but she is on vacation till the end of the month. The Korean vet seems to think Fahn doesn't have Colitis, but if he doesn't get better definitely seems like something to try, if I can get it here.
Did the Korean vet not have tylan?

Add pure canned pumpkin - couple heaping tblsps. will help a lot

Slippery elm bark, like an internal band-aide, forms mucousal barrier to sooth inflammed tissues , but give the de-wormer chance first
02-08-2013 10:37 PM
mego Hoping he gets better soon!
02-08-2013 10:32 PM
Fahn I will try and talk to the American vet about Tylan, but she is on vacation till the end of the month. The Korean vet seems to think Fahn doesn't have Colitis, but if he doesn't get better definitely seems like something to try, if I can get it here.
02-08-2013 10:25 PM
Fahn Fahn's explosive blood diarrhea BM has gone away and now he has normal-ish looking BM with Blood on it. I am feeding him soft food, chicken, rice, eggs, and softened dry dog food. I'm keeping a close eye on him and making sure his is hydrated enough. He isn't drinking very much but he is eating and getting water that is mixed in with his food to soften it.

I will look into Tylan, but I will have to order on line and can take a while to get here. Thank you everyone for all your thoughts and input I will keep you posted.

I also have some Fortiflora if the blood does not go away, for good bacteria, but I don't want to give it to him while he is on the de-worming medication.
02-07-2013 11:09 AM
msvette2u It cannot hurt to try the Tylan.
02-07-2013 12:25 AM
Fahn The explosive red blood diarrhea is recent within the past month and a half, before that this 6 month reoccurring problem was just a little bit of red blood, with normal poo. He had two weeks of explosive red diarrhea while we tried different medicines for bacteria then he had the endoscopy. After the endoscopy no blood for 1.5 weeks to 2 weeks then it was a few days of blood on normal poo then progressively got worse over a week and now back to explosive red blood diarrhea.
02-07-2013 12:23 AM
msvette2u What I'd suggest is to purchase some Tylan powder and give it AM and PM. Treat for SIBO even though you're not sure he has it.
If you were in the states of course I'd say different but it's worth it to try the Tylan.

Topic: How to administer Tylan (Tylosin Powder)? - EPI * Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency
It is bitter so you must mix it in something (canned food works well) or put it in gel-capsules.

Tylan ® Powder (Brand)

What is Tylan?
Tylan is an antibiotic used for colitis and chronic diarrhea. Tylan may also decrease the symptoms by affecting the immune system in the intestine.
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