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If you take antibiotics and your dog licks you alot can she

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If you take antibiotics and your dog licks you alot can she get a yeast infection from the antibiotics I've been on them for years
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. John replied 8 months ago.

Hello. Thanks for writing in. My name is***** and I would be happy to help you. I am not set up to do phone calls but would be happy to answer any questions you do have online. If you get a request for a phone call, it is from the website and not myself. I am not sure if I completely understand the question, so let me know if I am off the mark. If you are on oral antibiotics, she won't get any of the antibiotic in her system if she licks your skin often, so it isn't something I would be worried about. I assume that you are worried about her getting a yeast infection due to overgrowth from antibiotic in her system killing off most of the beneficial bacteria? Again, not something I would worry about. She would have to be on oral antibiotics herself for a long period of time for that to even be a concern. I hope this answers your questions. Let me know if it doesn't.

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Expert:  Dr. John replied 7 months ago.
Hi Vandy,
I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?
Dr. John
Expert:  Dr. John replied 7 months ago.

Hello. Thanks for writing in. I was just following up to see how your Pom is doing and to see if you have any further questions.