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Chihuahua got bit by my other dog. Wound needed to be

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Chihuahua got bit by my other dog. Wound needed to be closed. Should we Give antibiotics perphelaxis?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Is the dog bleeding a lot?
Customer: No. Just deep opening. Ozzing
JA: Phew. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: 8 yrs. Mack
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Mack?
Customer: 15 pounds. I have amox clav 875-125 mg. Is it same to give and what would be dosage? Or should I wait and see?


My name is***** and I am sorry to hear that Mack was bitten by another dog. All bite wounds are dirty and will almost always become infected. Are you planning on taking Mack to the vet tonight or tomorrow?

The amoxi/clav you have is way too much for a small dog his size. You will likely induce nasty vomiting from toxicity.

I would get him to the vet as soon as you are able and they can prescribe the appropriate size tablets.

Does this help? What other questions do you have?

Dr. Amanda

Customer: replied 9 months ago.
Why can't I do the calculation and cut the tablets?

Because he needs 75mg of amoxi. That is less than 1/10 of the tablet. That's why.

Customer: replied 9 months ago.

Best of luck to you and your pup.

Dr. Amanda

How is your pup tonight? How is the wound doing? Do you have any more questions?

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Dr. Amanda
Customer: replied 9 months ago.
He's doing very well. Thanks

Thanks so much for the update! I'm glad to hear he is doing well.

Best regards,

Dr. Amanda

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