What does tylosin do for dogs? Tylosin (brand name: Tylan®) is an antibiotic in the same family as erythromycin. It is primarily used in cats, dogs, and small mammals to treat diarrhea and inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract.
How long should my dog take tylosin? Controversy also surrounds recommendations regarding the duration of tylosin therapy in chronic enteropathies in dogs. So far, recommendations for the duration of antibiotic treatment in antibiotic-responsive diarrhea can range up to six weeks, because premature cessation of treatment could lead to relapse .
What bacteria does tylosin treat? Tylosin has a wide spectrum of activity against Gram-positive bacteria including Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, Corynebacterium, and Erysipelothrix. It has a much narrower Gram-negative spectrum of activity, but has been shown to be active against Campylobacter coli, and certain spirochaetes.
Can dogs have long term tylosin? Tylosin is safe for long term use and provides a good alternative to metronidazole, another bowel anti-inflammatory/antibiotic that is not as amenable to long term use.