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I am very sorry this has happened, I personally can understand how frustrating and scary this type of situation can be. I am currently working though a rescue that has had some issues like this with my own pack.I'll be first to discuss with you that inter-dog aggression especially within a family is a hard topic to start with, but we will try to get some answers for you. A few questions:Any intact females within the area?Has there been any change in their environment previously? new pets, new people, construction, etc?any recent illness or injury?
any ongoing illness?
How many times has this happened?Is it escalating or staying the same?
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There is no guarantee that fixing now that they are fighting will stop the problem, but it might. If you want to keep them both in the same home, that is the first thing to do.
Carprofen can be given once to twice daily. How much do the dogs weigh? I would give 75 mg to a 75 pound dog, once to twice daily
Do you mean Cefpodoxime? If so, that is given once daily to dogs.
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I am sorry about this situation with your dogs.
Actually, it is pretty uncommon for two unneutered male dogs to live together without fighting. When the younger dog gets to be 2 or 3 years old, he becomes socially and emotionally mature, and then the males will challenge each other to be "top dog". Getting them neutered as soon as possible is the best chance of stopping this fights. The sooner you have this done, the better the chances that they will stop fighting. The more fights they have, the less neutering will help. The fights will probably become worse, until one of the two is seriously hurt.
There is a pretty good chance this will stop after they are both neutered. Let me know what other questions you have.
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