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50 pound bulldog with kennel cough and we have 500mg tablets

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50 pound bulldog with kennel cough and we have 500mg tablets of Doxy, what is the proper dose?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
When addressing susceptible bacterial infections such as Bordetella bronchiseptica (kennel cough), I dose doxycycline at 2.3 mg/lb twice daily for 7-14 days. That would be equivalent to 115 mg for a 50 lb dog. 1/4 of a 500 mg tablet twice daily would be appropriate. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.