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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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I have a 14 yo scottie who gets uti's now and then and he

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i have a 14 yo scottie who gets uti's now and then and he has one now and i can't get him to a vet - i have cipro on hand but no idea how to dose him
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Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 11 months ago.

The recommended dose of ciprofloxacin in dogs is 9 - 11 mg/lb once daily. I try to avoid this antibiotic in dogs, however, because the bioavailability varies so dramatically. In one study bioavailability varied between 32-80% and so there was no way to know how much drug actually made it into the dogs. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.