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can I give my dog human amoxicillin 500mg caps

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can I give my dog human amoxicillin 500mg caps?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 5 years ago.
Hello again!
Somehow I lost you before my response to your question went through.
I gave you directions for using amoxicillin 500: one capsule per 50 pounds bodyweight twice daily for 14 days. I also wrote this in the feedback I sent.
As this was part of your original question, i will send it an a request for information and you won't be double-charged.
Best regards,
Dr.Bob
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
will this help my dog with the leg issue?
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 5 years ago.
If the main issue in the leg issue is a secondary bacterial infection, then yes, some improvement is to be expected.
If the swelling is mainly due to the tumor itself, then it won't hurt anything, but won't help much, if any, either. Antibiotics are, of course, not effective against cancer.
Any wound that hasn't healed in 8 months is almost certainly a cancerous lesion.
Dr. Bob
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Should I give him aspirin too? or just the antibiotic? he weighs about 70 pounds.
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 5 years ago.
Yes, the aspirin will relieve inflammation and pain. The actual dose is 21/2 adult aspirin with a bit of food every 6 - 8 hours.
Dr. Bob
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
I have ascriptin on hand, is that ok?
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 5 years ago.
That's perfect, exactly my first choice. It's hard to find these days, so I've stopped mentioning it, but it's wonderful for dogs.
Customer: replied 5 years ago.
his liver is not in very great shape. Will the 2 1/2 ascriptins with the amoxcillin together hurt him?
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 5 years ago.
No, it shouldn't affect his liver, but you may want to go with just two Ascriptin, since aspirin is broken down in the liver. The Amoxicillin is fine.
Dr. Bob
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

Thank you so much you have been so helpfull. Have a great day!

Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 5 years ago.
You too! Best of luck to both of you.
Dr. Bob