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Looking fr a dosage for amoicillin for a 65 lb nursing dog

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the dog?

High fever, does't appear to be mastitis, possible retained placenta or milk fever, but I gave a tums and some goats milk, her milk looks fine, no odor, no thickness

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the dog's name and age?

Cora 4

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Cora?

Nope, always been a very healthy dog first breeding

Submitted: 1 year ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago

I might dose amoxicillin at 5 mg/lb twice daily but I'm more likely to prescribe amoxicillin/clavulanate (Clavamox) at that dose because it has a better broad spectrum spectrum against the type of bacteria seen when metritis (uterine infection) is suspected. Treatment should extend for 7-10 days. It's safe for nursing pups but you can expect some degree of gastrointestinal distress in form of inappetence, vomiting and/or diarrhea in them which might require switching away from these -cillins and over to a cephalosporin such as cephalexin or cefadroxil. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 1 year ago
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I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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