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On Medication For UTI, Now Has Runny Poop! #329358
07/02/07 01:37 AM
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Sparkles has been on Clavamox and Metronidazole since Wednesday for her UTI. I noticed tonight that her poop is very soft and runny. She pooped on me during playtime and it just stuck to my sweatshirt in blobs. She went on the floor too and it was watery.

I'm so scared that she is sick now!! Is this from the medicine? I don't think this is normal but I have never given her this kind of medicine before! She is running in her wheel now. Has anyone experienced this before from medication? What should I do? need_hug


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Re: On Medication For UTI, Now Has Runny Poop! [Re: BlndGrl8] #329359
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Thats scary.. I cant offer any knowledge, but I hope things get better!!! Good luck!!

Perhaps plenty of fluids and call vet in the AM? frown :hug:

Re: On Medication For UTI, Now Has Runny Poop! [Re: BlndGrl8] #329360
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Relax, it's normal with these meds. It may firm up in a few days, or stay on the soft side until treatment is done. Make sure and offer plenty of liquids, and a few (no more than 3 or 4 individual flakes in 24 hours!) flakes of REGULAR quaker oats-not the instant or quick kind-to firm things up, or some canned pumpkin if yours will eat that. It usually firms up to a degree within a few days. The oatmeal will help absorb excess water in the intestinal tract-too much can cause constipation or blockage, so give it time to work and don't go overboard. A little cheese (no more than 1/8 inch cube or less) with the oatmeal can also help. hug2


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Re: On Medication For UTI, Now Has Runny Poop! [Re: Xfilefan] #329364
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Ok Thank you SO much! I was hoping it was from the meds, I thought that was the case! I will give her some oatmeal and cheese then!


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Re: On Medication For UTI, Now Has Runny Poop! [Re: BlndGrl8] #329368
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No need to say more, Xfilefan gave you the best advice! Just wanted to send you a big hug2 .... Hope things get back to normal soon.... heart

Re: On Medication For UTI, Now Has Runny Poop! [Re: BlndGrl8] #329369
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It affects some gliders systems more than others-Riker's first time was all out diarrhea. Sometimes it's just very soft, and with other's it's hardly noticeable, and it's usually worst the first time a glider is on it. You can also give yogurt to help replenish the gut flora in between doses.


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Re: On Medication For UTI, Now Has Runny Poop! [Re: Xfilefan] #329371
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I know it's been answered already, but whenever my glider was on baytril my vet also gave me bacteria gel.

He explained when sugar gliders take antibiotics orally, they sterilize their stomaches and they need to get bacteria back in their system. You can give your glider a (non) soy based yogurt to help with that.

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Re: On Medication For UTI, Now Has Runny Poop! [Re: ] #329377
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Any yogurt is fine as long as it contains live cultures (and no artificial sweeteners!). Soy isn't recommended because of the aflatoxin risk-so I wouldn't use that unless it was a last resort. The flora will come back naturally, and be killed off again by the antibiotics with every dose (both good and bad bacteria-antibiotics don't discriminate), yogurt, or benebac, only accellerates the regrowth in between. It's that lack of gut flora that triggers the loose stools in the first place.


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Re: On Medication For UTI, Now Has Runny Poop! [Re: Xfilefan] #329378
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So, I thought i've read before somewhere that gliders can have extremely small doses of Probios to help with their gut flora.. Is this true? Or did I happen upon bad info?

Re: On Medication For UTI, Now Has Runny Poop! [Re: ] #329388
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That's what the yogurt is for. In some areas, the items like benebac (probiotics) are hard to come by, but yogurt has the same bacteria in it. In fact, there are new probiotic yogurts, like danactive, that can be used as well.


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Re: On Medication For UTI, Now Has Runny Poop! [Re: Xfilefan] #329394
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Yeah, I just wondered if Probios would be a more potent and/or safe alternative to yogurt just in case there wasnt any on hand, or a more potent solution was preferred. My uncle is a dairy farmer, and Probios is in abundant accessible supply to me, so I was just wondering. smile

Re: On Medication For UTI, Now Has Runny Poop! [Re: ] #329395
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They're fine-just be very careful not to overdo-gliders really are very small and don't take much for their body weight/mass. I wouldn't say they're safer, but you do know they're getting what they need without a doubt. smile


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Re: On Medication For UTI, Now Has Runny Poop! [Re: Xfilefan] #329474
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I've been giving her Activia yogurt mixed with her medicine so she takes all of her medicine! It really works well this way, she licks all of it up!


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Re: On Medication For UTI, Now Has Runny Poop! [Re: BlndGrl8] #329566
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Kristin,
You don't want to give Activia yogurt. (it has more bacterias that will actually make you go poo more often) A regular yogurt with live cultures will work just fine. I hops she gets well soon.



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