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Can I give a 10lb pup with a cough amoxicillin and at what

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Can I give a 10lb pup with a cough amoxicillin and at what dose
The vet ordered doxycycline 10mgms but it won't be in till tuesday
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today

So sorry that your Poodle is not feeling well.

There are some home remedies that can help reduce the cough and give relief

1.) The steam of the shower when the cough is severe or constant
2.) A little honey three times daily can help soothe the lungs
3.) If you have a humidifier or nebulizer that would also be wonderful to use in this situation

Unfortunately I prefer to avoid cough suppressants because when suppressing a cough if there is phlegm or buildup and lead to bronchitis or even pneumonia if the material is not coughed up so this is not something I tend to administer.

I hope this information makes sense!

CLICK HERE for information on amoxicillin use in dogs where it lists:

In dogs and cats, the typical dose of amoxicillin ranges from 5 to 12 mg per pound (10 to 25 mg/kg), two or three times a day. Read more at: http://tr.im/CeQRA. So for a dog his size I would dispense 50 mg every 12 hours with food x 7 days

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

I am glad to see you were able to view my responses earlier. I am online another 10 minutes tonight if I can be of any further assistance to you both today!

Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 1 year ago.

Good evening, I wanted to check in on you and Achece. How is he doing since you asked your question yesterday? I would love an update when you are able!