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My dog just had pups and has an abscess on her left front

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My dog just had pups and has an abscess on her left front elbow. Can she have cephalexin 500 mg. No money for vet
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome,

This is just a quick note to let you know that I am locked on to your question and am working on it now.

Unfortunately the expert you requested is not online at present but I know you will be wanting a quick answer so I have decided to step in, I hope this OK with you. My name is***** and I am a small animal vet with many years experience and rest assured I will do my best to answer your question to your satisfaction today. You can expect a written reply sometime within the next fifteen minutes or so.

We also have the option to talk things over by telephone or via an internet service such as Skype. Please get back to me if this is more convenient for you. { There is a small extra charge for phone calls }

Regards,

Dr Scott

Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 1 year ago.

Hello again and thanks for waiting.

I have worked out an answer for you ...

1. I have used Cephalexin many times in the dog { Including lactating dogs } and regard it as a good broad acting antibiotic which may be suitable for your purpose. The dose rate I personally use is 10 mg per pound of your dog's bodyweight given twice a day orally for five to seven day period.

2. When I give advice about drugs or dose rates I always include a link so the client can verify my accuracy and read other information such as contraindications etc. : LINK

I hope I have covered your question fully enough but if you would like further clarification or to talk things over a bit more then I will be on-line for the next hour or so and I will be more than pleased to continue working with you.

Regards,

Dr Scott

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Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 1 year ago.

Hello again,

I am just checking back in to see how your dog is getting on after our recent dialogue concerning the Cephalexin ...

How are things going?

Regards,

Dr Scott

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