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My dog is being treated with amoxicillin for an ear infection. She now developed a dry cough and the vet prescribed clindamycin. Do I continue with both, or stop the amoxicillin?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'm sorry to hear that. Coughing can be worrying. The Expert will know what you should do. What is the dog's name and age?

Callie 9

Veterinarian's Assistant: What is the dog's name?

Callie

Veterinarian's Assistant: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Callie?

She has Cushings disease and a thyroid problem, both for which she's on medications including trilostane and thyrovet.

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today.

In regards ***** ***** question, both can be used together for Callie. And given that Clindamycin has a narrow spectrum of treatment (some airway infections, dental disease, skin, etc), unless she as on Amoxicillin for one of those infection types I noted it is best to keep her on both at this stage. Of course, do give them with food to offset any GI upset from either antibiotic.

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