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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience
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My bacon has 3 teeth needing extractions. I know they are

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My bacon has 3 teeth needing extractions. I know they are infected and are bothering him enough to affect his personality. He weighs 11 pounds. How much oral pen VP 500 my can I start him on until next week when I can get the teeth extracted?
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 9 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 9 months ago.

I might dose penicllin V at 5 mg/lb thrice daily. That's essentially 1/10 of a 500 mg tablet every 8 hours for him. You'll need to pound the tablet into powder and apportion it into 10 equal sized piles to attain ~ 50 mg/pile which he would receive every 8 hours - perhaps mixed into tasty wet food. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I'm waiting on response. Thank you so much!
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 9 months ago.

My response can be found directly above your last post. Here's what I posted:

"I might dose penicllin V at 5 mg/lb thrice daily. That's essentially 1/10 of a 500 mg tablet every 8 hours for him. You'll need to pound the tablet into powder and apportion it into 10 equal sized piles to attain ~ 50 mg/pile which he would receive every 8 hours - perhaps mixed into tasty wet food. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish."

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Customer: replied 9 months ago.
I'll do this orally. Thank you so so much!
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 9 months ago.

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