It’s interesting that a drug NOT approved by the FDA for veterinary use is so widely prescribed in veterinary clinics. In North America, metronidazole is sold under the brand name Flagyl and is routinely used in veterinary medicine off-label. In Europe and the UK, one commercially available product is on the market for dogs & cats, sold under the name Metrobactin. It’s approved for use on pets with bacterial infections of the gastrointestinal tract, urinary tract, mouth, and skin.
It takes time for the microbiotic makeup of your dog’s gut to change in order to account for a new diet. A slow transition helps ensure that the right organisms have time to populate the gut lining before the diet change is complete. This helps avoid diarrhea, excess gas, and gut pain.
Rotational feeding is based on regularly switching your dog's food to provide nutritional variety. Rotating the sources of macronutrients (protein, fat, fiber) gives dogs a better chance at balanced nutrition.
From pricey, hard-to-get medication to bank-breaking specialty diets, there are a lot of ways to deal with dog allergies these days. But what if I told you the only way to truly help your dog overcome allergy symptoms is by supporting a healthy gut biome? The best part is this can be done naturally without medication or high-priced veterinary diets.
Also worth noting, in many field-type studies, a number of participant dogs died due to tick-borne illness. This would indicate that Frontline is not completely effective in preventing tick bites, calling into question not just the safety of the product, but also its efficacy.
While this drug usually provided some relief to dogs suffering from allergies, the effects were always incomplete and short-lived. Once a dose was missed, the dog was back to scratching itself raw. Worse still, Piriton did nothing to address the cause of the allergies.