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I have a 50 lb. Dog with acute periodontal disease and have

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I have a 50 lb. Dog with acute periodontal disease and have a bottle of liquid penicillin. It's 300,000 units per ml.how many ml would be a good dose and would 2x daily be OK?
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 11 months ago.

Hello Shelley,

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

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 five to ten minutes or so.

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Dr Scott

Expert:  Dr Scott Nimmo replied 11 months ago.

Hello again Shelley,

sorry to hear Jack is unwell however I have worked out an answer for you below ...

1. The typical dose of penicillin G for injection in the dog ranges from 10,000 to 25,000 units per pound of your dog's bodyweight given twice a day for a five to seven day period.

2. A 50 lb dog would need a minimum dose of 50 x 10,000 = 500,000 IU { Maximum dose 50 x 25,000 = 1,250,000 iu }

3. So in your case if the concentration is 300,000 IU per ml then I would be normally suggest a mid range of 3 ml twice a day.

4. Here is a link to an accurate article which covers how this drug is used in dogs : 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 11 months ago.

Hello again Shelly,

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

Please get back to me and let me know how things are going.

Regards,

Dr Scott

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