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My dog was bitten in and about the ear. There are some deep…

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My dog was bitten in and about the ear. There are some deep punctures. I have ceftin 500 my tabs. He's 70-75 lbs. How much a dosage can I give him? It says 10mg on here but how can I determine what's 10 from a 500 mg tab?

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. Is your dog bleeding a lot?

Not now. No bleeding. I have triple Ani biotic cream for the wounds and was them out with peroxide.

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

He's an old guy..12 yrs. I can see he's in pain so gave him his own carprofen.

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

Eating and drinking well

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago
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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

Dosing of that antibiotic for soft tissue infections in dogs is recommended at 4.5 mg per pound of body weight at 12 hour intervals for 7-10 days.

75 lbs x 4.5 mg/lb = 337.5 mg. I would give a full 500 mg twice daily for 7-10 days. It will be safe although antibiotics in its class can cause gastrointestinal disturbances - inappetence, vomiting and/or diarrhea. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Thanks so much. I just need to do what I can til his vet opens tomorrow.
Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago

You're quite welcome.

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Dog Veterinarian: Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian replied 6 months ago
Hi,

I'm just following up on our conversation about your pet. How is everything going?

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