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I am wondering if i can give my dog Amoxicillin that was

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hi i am wondering if...
hi i am wondering if i can give my dog Amoxicillin that was prescribed to a human.
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What is wrong with your dog?
Customer: She was bitten by our other dog. And She seems fine now, but I want to know if I can give her (amoxicillin prescribed for human) if an infection developes
JA: Is your dog bleeding a lot?
Customer: no
JA: Phew. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Tessa, 2 year old
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Tessa?
Customer: 50 lb
Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Hi, this is Dr. Gabby.

Yes dogs can take amoxicillin.

But amoxicillin is not good for skin infections or bite wound infections.

So most likely it will not help.

We normally use Cephalexin for skin wounds.

You can clean the wound with Hydrogen peroxide and apply neosporin or antibiotic cream twice a day.

Does that help? Do you have any additional questions?

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