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Can a dog take ceftibuten

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can a dog take ceftibuten
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.


Thank you for your question. My name is Rebecca. I am a veterinarian and will do my best to help.

What is wrong with your dog that you want to give him ceftibuten?

Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.

This antibiotic is not commonly used in dogs, but there are published doses for using it. It will help to know what illness or infection you are treating.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
a female infection she weighs 86 pounds
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the vet treated her for it but i forgot to give her the last two pills
Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.

What do you mean, a female infection?

Did your vet treat the infection with ceftibuten? Is the infection still there?

If she has an infection of her uterus, called a pyometra, antibiotics alone may not be able to clear the infection no matter what antibiotic you are using. What part of her reproductive tract is infected?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
she was just treated for heart worms two weeks ago on saturday and sunday
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
he did not say he did not check it he saw a fluid liquid come out mostly clear with just a tinge of white in it
Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.

Oh, dear, heartworms, too! She has a lot of problems.

If she is on antibiotics and now you want to switch her to ceftibuten, I would recommend continuing the original antibiotic, or checking with her veterinarian. Ceftibuten is not a common antibiotic in veterinary medicine. I would use the original antibiotic until the infection is better.

Is she spayed? I would also ask your veterinarian if she has a pyometra, an infection of the uterus. This usually needs to be treated with a non antibiotic medication called prostaglandins, to flush the pus out of the uterus. The other treatment is to spay her if she is not spayed.

Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.

Can I help with or answer anything else?

Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.

How is your dog doing?

Expert:  Rebecca replied 1 year ago.
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?