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Dr. Michael Salkin
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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I am low income, and I have a dog with a UT infection.

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Hi, I am low income, and I have a dog with a UT infection. I bought tetracycline will that work and what is the dosage?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 2 years ago.
I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner. Tetracycline isn't a first-choice antibiotic when addressing a UTI but can be effective if the bacteria present are susceptible to that antibiotic. Dosing is recommended at 10 mg/lb every 8 hours for 10-14 days. It's usually well-tolerated but can cause gastrointestinal distress - inappetence, vomiting and/or diarrhea - in some dogs. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.