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Dr. Meghan Denney, Dog Veterinarian
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I have a 110 pound great dane with a paw infection and want

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I have a 110 pound great dane with a paw infection and want to start her on keflex and curious of dose.
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. There are all sorts of infections the Great Dane can pick up. I'll have you talk to the Veterinarian who'll sort out what is wrong and help you decide what to do about it. What is the Great Dane's name and age?
Customer: Georgia ...she is 4 and she had a cut that I did not notice in time and now it's worse.
JA: What is the Great Dane's name?
Customer: Georgia
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Georgia?
Customer: No
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
I'm a nurse....and it's not horribly infected. It's just raw and bleeding in a couple of spots. She got loose today and ran through the woods making it worse.
Expert:  Dr. Meghan Denney replied 2 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr. Meghan Denney replied 2 months ago.

Her dose would be 11,000 mg. at 22 mg/kg every 12 hours for 10 days.

Sometimes cephalexin is not the appropriate antibiotic needed for deep wound care so I would recommend that Georgia see her veterinarian and have the wound checked for what type of bacteria is present.

I would also place an e-collar on her to keep her from licking or chewing and making it worse.

I would also recommend hydrotherapy twice a day for 7 minutes with cool water to help reduce inflammation and speed healing

You can also apply some Manuka honey twice a day to help granulation tissue form to help close the wound.

Restricting her activity level is also recommended so we can allow this to heal.

If you are not seeing improvement after 48 Hours on the Cephalexin ( keflex) the best course of action is to get her seen by your veterinarian.

Expert:  Dr. Meghan Denney replied 2 months ago.

Good luck with Georgia.

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Do you mean 1000mg twice a day?
Expert:  Dr. Meghan Denney replied 2 months ago.

Yes sorry I added a zero

Expert:  Dr. Meghan Denney replied 2 months ago.

my computer auto corrects things I did not catch that. Yes at 110 lbs and 22mg/kg her dose is approximately 1,000 mg

Expert:  Dr. Meghan Denney replied 2 months ago.

Make sure she has some food in her belly when you are dosing as we can see stomach upset in dogs from antibiotics just like in humans

Expert:  Dr. Meghan Denney replied 2 months ago.

Then if it is not improved after 2 days on antibiotics she will need to see her vet.