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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 44 years of experience
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Looking fr a dosage for amoicillin for a 65 lb nursing dog,

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Looking fr a dosage for amoicillin for a 65 lb nursing dog
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the dog?
Customer: high fever, does't appear to be mastitis, possible retained placenta or milk fever, but I gave a tums and some goats milk, her milk looks fine, no odor, no thickness
JA: What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Cora 4
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Cora?
Customer: nope, always been a very healthy dog first breeding
Submitted: 24 days ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 24 days ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 24 days ago.

I might dose amoxicillin at 5 mg/lb twice daily but I'm more likely to prescribe amoxicillin/clavulanate (Clavamox) at that dose because it has a better broad spectrum spectrum against the type of bacteria seen when metritis (uterine infection) is suspected. Treatment should extend for 7-10 days. It's safe for nursing pups but you can expect some degree of gastrointestinal distress in form of inappetence, vomiting and/or diarrhea in them which might require switching away from these -cillins and over to a cephalosporin such as cephalexin or cefadroxil. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 22 days ago.

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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