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How many mgs of augmentin can I give my dog of 25 kg, She

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How many mgs of augmentin can I give my dog of 25 kg
JA: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with your dog?
Customer: She has swelling on her face below ear and into muzzle
JA: What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Piper and is 4
JA: Is there anything else important you think the Veterinarian should know about Piper?
Customer: No she's been healthy
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Hello, I'm Dr. Deb.

Unfortunately, my state board prohibits phone conversations but if this format is acceptable to you, I can answer your question. Is this format acceptable for you?

If so, what milligram size of Augmentin do you have?

How long has Piper's face been swollen?

Deb

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
this format fine. It's been swollen a week now, I have 6 875mg tablets
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Did you get the photo I tried to send?
Customer reply replied 6 months ago
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I'm so terribly sorry that I was off my computer when you responded back.

Unfortunately, I didn't receive any photo but I'd appreciate it you'd try again. The following link walks you through the process:

http://ww2.justanswer.com/how-do-i-send-photo-or-file-expert

If you're online and receive this email, please give me a few minutes to calculate the dose for Piper. Thanks, Deb

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To answer your question about Augmentin, the dose for a 25 kg dog would be 1/2 of a 875 mg tablet twice a day, to be given with food to avoid stomach upset.

Most dogs tolerate this antibiotic just fine although gi upset can be seen for some; giving it with food often decreases the likelihood of any adverse reaction.

It's certainly possible that Piper has an infection in which case, Augmentin is a reasonable antibiotic choice since it has a decent spectrum of activity. It's also possible that she has an anaphylactic reaction to something such as a spider bite or insect sting. If you think this might be a possibility, then Benadryl (Diphenhydramine) can be given with the dose 50 mg twice a day. Sedation can be seen as a side effect, though, so I wouldn't want you to think she was worsening if she does become somewhat drowsy.

I'll await the picture if you're successful in resending it and modify my response, if necessary. Deb

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Thanks for your perseverance since it came through just fine.

I would agree that this looks more consistent with an infection than an anaphylactic reaction but to cover both possibilities, I might give both Benadryl as well as Augmentin. There won't be any harm in doing so.

Deb

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Thank you! How many days of antibiotics?

I typically treat infections for 7-10 days but if you only have 6 tablets, then you'll only have enough for 3 days. This may not be quite enough but I'd still give what you have.

Deb

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
If I see improvement maybe I can have someone call in rx

Unfortunately, since I don't have a client/doctor relationship with her (I can't physically examine her in other words), I won't be able to do this. It would be illegal for me to do so:( But, perhaps you could persuade your vet to do it. Deb

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I understand, her vet can

Good; I'm glad to hear it:)

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