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What is the keflex dose for dogs My dog has a small ...

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What is the keflex dose for dogs? My dog has a small abcess at a site where she recently had a lump removed. My vet prescribed two 500 mg capsules twice a day (that is 1000 mg twice a day). She is a 3 1/2 year old golden retriever and weighs 65 lbs. The dose seems excessive to me.
Submitted: 9 years ago.
Category: Dog
Expert:  Terri Riba replied 9 years ago.

Hi,

The standard dosage is ten mg per lb of the dogs weight BID twice a day. So for a dog her size the dose is within the nomal range.

http://www.net4free.org/Health/cephalexin/cephalexin-dosage.html

If your baby has any side effects from this medication or stops eating it should be immediately reported to your vet.

I hope she feels better very soon. I will always be here for both of you.

Sincerest best wishes,

Terri

 

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