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Experience:  10 years of private practice working with dogs as well as 10 years in the US Army Veterinary Corps
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what antibiotics are used to treat bladder infections

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what antibiotics are used to treat bladder infections?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Tammy replied 8 years ago.
   It depends on the case and the patient. Certain patients are more tolerant of certain drugs and a dog with recurrent problems will typically need different drugs than a first time problem. My first drug of choice is Clavamox (clavulanic acid and amoxicillin). It is a nice broad spectrum drug that tends to work quite well. Sometimes I will use a cephalosporin like cephalexin or Simplicef if the patient isn't tolerant to the Clavamox. Some dogs will vomit on Clavamox, especially if it isn't given with food.

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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
can i use doxicycline
Expert:  Dr. Tammy replied 8 years ago.
You can, but it is definitely not as effective as an amoxicillin or cephalexin.
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