Medications for Dogs – Metronidazole

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Metronidazole
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A wholesale distributor of pharmaceutical and medical products, including veterinary drugs, DV Medical Supply, Inc., has been serving the health care marketplace since 1978. Among its many quality pharmaceutical veterinary products, DV Medical Supply offers metronidazole tablets in two dosages, 250 and 500 milligrams.

For dogs with bacterial infections in the large intestine, metronidazole is a particularly effective drug treatment. The antibiotic works to reduce inflammation in intestinal tissues and abate symptoms such as diarrhea. Moreover, doctors for people and animals alike use metronidazole in conjunction with other antibiotics to address a variety of bacterial infections.

Metronidazole clears bacterial infections by attacking the bacteria’s ability to construct DNA, meaning it can no longer reproduce. The drug can kill bacteria that thrive in deoxygenated environments, like those created by damaged tissues, by inhibiting certain enzymes.

Not all dogs are good candidates for metronidazole treatment, however. The drug should not be prescribed for puppies nor expecting or lactating mothers.

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