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If someone says their kitten has bacterial overgrowth which is being treated with flagyl what exactly does that mean?<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> TIA!
 

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they probably mean that the kitten has bacterial overgrowth in it's small bowel. flagyl selectively inhibits bad bacterial growth while promoting the growth of normal gut flora.
 

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Oh, ok...thanks! Sorry, I'm highly UNeducated on pet health issues. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> Is this a dangerous or life threatening (even potentially) condition?
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Oh, ok...thanks! Sorry, I'm highly UNeducated on pet health issues. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> Is this a dangerous or life threatening (even potentially) condition?</div>
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no i wouldn't say it's THAT dangerous. obviously it causes issues with digestion and absorption so long term it can cause probs, but the kitty should be fine after taking flagyl.
 

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Oh, ok...great - thanks! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 
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