I haven't done a search on the Convenia shot here at FDMB yet, but I will. I want to start a thread anyway. It's 3 am and I'm kicking myself because I said yes to a Convenia injection on the spot at the vet's office, when what I should have done was research it first. I felt very stressed, on top of being generally overtired, taking Mabel to the vet. It had been a hard decision to make. I felt, observed, she hadn't been feeling well, and I wanted to get blood work. Bloodwork panel did not signal any systemic problem. Her blood sugar was spot on while we were there, at 145. She's gets 1.5 u of Levemir every 12 hours, adjusted upward .25 u if her blood sugar goes up between 200-300. For food she still wants kibble, but I put warm water with lo carb wet food x2 daily and she drinks the water-wet food mix and mainly leaves the rest. This I do for hydration and regular bowel movements. For kibble I'd been transitioning her away from Orijen FitTrim, which is too high in carb, to Dr. Elsey's Clean Protein, but cautiously, due to the hi protein, 59%. But back to the Convenia shot: I am so scared right now because this antibiotic shot lasts 2 months. It's now 38 hours since she had it and she just had a very soft lighter than usual colored stinky stool. I asked the vet pointedly if Convenia had any side effects, and he said, no. The reason he offered the Convenia shot--gingivitis, possible/probable tooth resorption, and any possibility of bladder infection. And now I've just read that Convenia isn't the go-to antibiotic for those in any case. I had worried about her teeth and possible periodontitis, and I felt so bad she might be suffering from tooth pain and if there was a chance of clearing up any bacterial infection in the gums I wanted to, of course. But about side effects of Convenia, I should have known better. I just read a whole list of side effects, including diarrhea, because like other antibiotics it kills the good bacteria, too. But Convenia can also cause anemia, I read, so now I need to worry about that. Her red blood cell count was good, but how will I know if it gets depleted? And how suddenly could that happen? Last I'll just say I read Dr. Pierson on Convenia just now and she does not recommend it at all, especially for anything other than skin infection which is what it is designed to treat, and even then, she'd rather we go with oral antibiotics. As she points out, now that Convenia is in my Mabel's system I can't get it out for 2 months. I am beside myself right now. Do you have any experience with Convenia? I had some Purina Fortiflora powder in the cupboard and though the expiry date is Jun 2018, the packets are sealed, so I just gave her part of a packet in some wet food water. I'll get some new asap. But I don't know if that's going to be enough to undo what I've done. I feel helpless because I'm so scared and tired at this moment. I just read one other little bit on the forums after a search but it didn't say much about experience with Convenia. I'm afraid to look now. Maybe in the morning I might find some responses here. Other than that I'm just going to pray. Let me clarify though she isn't throwing up. Her stool was soft, mushy, stinky, and lighter colored than usual. To me that's not good because she'd been doing so well.