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I ams sorry to hear you are worried about your dog's skin. My name is Rebecca. I am a veterinarian and will do my best to help.
Ciprofloxacin is not well absorbed in dogs, and is usually not used because because of this. If it is not absorbed, it won't fight an infection in the skin. Also, it would be nearly impossible to break a 500 mg tablet small enough for a 5 pound dog, that would less than 1/10 of a tablet to give a safe but probably not effective dose. Cipro is just not a good option for a skin infection especially in such a small dog.
Is he itchy? Hair loss can be from skin parasites, or allergies, which antibiotics would not treat.
Let me know what other questions you have.
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You are welcome; I am glad my answer was helpful.