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What antibiotic is given for kennel cough

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Ideally antibiotics should be chosen based on culture results, but because obtaining a culture requires anesthesia, so few vets will do this generally an antibiotic is chosen based on being broad spectrum and the age of the dog. The antibiotics used most are: Clavamox Doxycyline, Enrofloxacin, and Trimethoprin-sulfonamide. Because of the risk of forming an antibiotic resistance, all antibiotics need to be given for the full course, usually 10-14 days depending on the antibiotic.



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