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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-16-2010, 09:41 PM Thread Starter
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tylan dosage for SIBO flare ups

We had a flare up about 2 months ago and dosage is 1/4 teaspoon twice daily for 4-6 wks. which we did. For the past 4 days hes had both diarrea and pudding poops so back on the tylan. My question is do I lower the dosage to just 1/4 teaspon once daily for the 4-6 weeks or do I keep it at twice daily? I just don't want to hurt him with so many rounds of antibiotc so close in between. It seems like Tylan powder is the only thing that gets his poops back to normal when he has flare ups. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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My boy has cronic SIBO so he is actually on 1/4 tsp daily and has been since last July. I would talk to the vet about possibly a higher laoding dose then taper down the amount. That is what we did and it worked wonders.
Also, what are you feeding your dog? What you feed him/her will have a great deal to do with constant flare-ups.

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We had an allergy test done and the poor guy is allergic to a lot of stuff. Venison is one of the few things he can have. I'm feeding him Natural Balance L.I.D. Venison and Sweet Potato. I just put him on that about a month ago. He's been doing really well on it except for this flare up.
I'll ask my Vet about the daily, long term dosage.
Are you giving your dog any probiotics while having him on the tylan?
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My boy gets DogZymes, Vit E, Vit C, Fish oil, Springtime Longevity, and Tylan daily in his food. Zappa did very good on the same food you have yours on. Then I switched him to Honest Kitchen and never looked back. He has done absolutely amazing on a raw diet.
Tylan is also very safe for long term use. It isn't like, say, amoxicillin that will give you the runs or anything after prolonged use. I don't think it even has any side effects for long term usage.
Also, the loading dose we started with was 1 1/2 tsp daily and we tapered from there to now 1/4 tsp daily.
Another thing, if he continues to have issues, talk to the vet about testing for IBD.

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jaggirl47,
I didn't know there is an actual test for IBD. I thought the only way to check for that is to do an endoscopy (sp?). What is the name of the test? Very interested in knowing.... thanks.
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jaggirl47,
I didn't know there is an actual test for IBD. I thought the only way to check for that is to do an endoscopy (sp?). What is the name of the test? Very interested in knowing.... thanks.
That is the test.

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I had a feeling that's what it was called. Vet told me a while back ago that indeed the next step would be to do the endoscopy procedure. However, the tylan is working for him now and I don't want to do that procedure yet. It's a bit invasive.
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