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Is cephalexin safe if my dog might be pregnant

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The vet doesn't believe she's pregnant but won't preform a blood test or anything and didn't take her temp and I know my dog is not herself and don't want her to loose her babies

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Age: 3; Female; Breed: Alaskian Malamut/Lab

Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  NancyH replied 10 years ago. has a great list of meds to use or avoid when a dog is pregnant
Cephalosporins including Cephalexin are considered broadspectrum, safe, commonly used antibiotics which should be safe to use during pregnancy in a dog. The antibiotic medications most likely to be prescribed for use in the pregnant bitch - due to their known safety in pregnancy - are Amoxicillin and Cephalexin (Keflex).
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