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Just adopted female GSD, she was spayed but they found pyometra.

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Just adopted female GSD, she was spayed but they found pyometra. She was sent home with 500 mg of cephalexin, every 12 hours. Her stools were great for 2 days, now its bad diarrhea, extrememe lethargy, rapid breathing. I have stopped the cephalexin.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Alleyne replied 1 year ago.
Hello. My name is***** and I am a licensed veterinarian with over 9 years of experience. I hoping I can help you with the question you have about your dog. It sounds like your dog may have had a allergic reaction to the Cephalexin so it is good that you have decided to stop it. However I would consult with your veterinarian to see if she needs to be put on another antibiotic. With pyometra you worry about infection even after the surgery so I would hate to see her get sick again. Also you may still need the diarrhea to be treated appropriately as stopping the Cephalexin may not be enough to stop it.

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