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Hello, Can I give Bactrim DS/sulfamethoxazole-tmp ds tablets

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Hello, Can I give Bactrim DS/sulfamethoxazole-tmp ds tablets to my dog for her bladder infection? And how much? Thank you.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 5 years ago.

Yes, we can give Sulfa-Trim to dogs for UTI's. I don't typically use it as we can have some side effects (dry eye, liver damage, bone marrow suppression) that don't make it a first choice antibiotic but it can be used.

The dose in dogs is 15-30 mg per kg (7-15 mg per lb) every 12 hours for 7-14 days.

I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.