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My name is ***** *****. My dog punctured his lower gum with

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My name is ***** *****. My dog punctured his lower gum with a piece of ornamental grass. I pulled it out but the gum is very inflammed. I have cephalexin on hand. Can I start him on this?
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Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 7 months ago.
Hello. You can use Cephalexin to help with any infection. What does your dog weigh?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
61lbs
Expert:  Dr. Gary replied 7 months ago.
Ok thanks. You can give 500 mg twice daily for 7 days. You can also brew up some weak tea and let it cool. Rinse that over the gums and tongue. Tea has some anti-inflammatory properties, so I'll use it in my animals with oral wounds or oral ulcers. It can help get that inflammation down.I hope this helps, let me know if you have any other questions.

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