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can I give my dog cipro for a uti, she weighs approx 30 lbs.,

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can I give my dog cipro for a uti, she weighs approx 30 lbs., she is a welsh pembroke corgi?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 6 years ago.
Hello there,

Is the dog straining to urinate or going in small frequent amounts?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
not straining at all just very frequently
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 6 years ago.
In a dog this age the urination problem can be caused by bladder infection, bladder stones, cystitis, diabetes or kidney disease. Cipro is used in dogs at 50-100 mg per 20 pounds body weight every 12 hours. If the problem persists you need to have your vet examine a urine sample to get a specific diagnosis.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

I only have 500 mg tablets and I don't think i could split them that carefully, is there anything else I could do to help her until I can get her into the vets?


Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 6 years ago.
Amoxicillin and Augmentin are used most commonly. The dose is going to be small and all human pills would need to be divided into very small pieces. A 1/4 of a cipro would fit in the dosage range.
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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
I have 875mg tablets of augmentin could I use these?
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Can I use 875 mg tablets of augmentin?
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 6 years ago.
Those are way to big. You'd have to cut them into less than a 1/4.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
nothing else beside the medicine I can do until I get to the vets to make her more comfortable?
Expert:  Dr. Scott replied 6 years ago.
If the dog seems painful, buffered aspirin can be used at 5 mg per pound body weight every 12-24 hours as needed for pain and inflammation. It must be given with food. Ascriptin is best if you can find it.

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