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I am sorry to hear about Bo having periodontal disease. Usually periodontal disease is not a bacterial infection, so amoxicillin helps little, if at all.Your amoxicillin is probably way too strong for a 10 pound dog; normally he would take 50 mg twice daily. More that that could cause vomiting, and diarrhea.It would probably be more helpful to rinse his mouth with an approved product for dogs, or to add a water additive to his water. This is a list of veterinarian approved, clinically tested products:http://www.vohc.org/VOHCAcceptedProductsTable_Dogs.pdf