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My Yorkie has a UTI, he's 13 lbs, 16 yrs. I can't get him to vet but I have amoxicillin 500 caplets on hand, can I give him this and what dosage? He hasn't felt good for about 3 days and has wet on floor (which he never does) it seems he can't control it. Today he hasn't drank or eaten anything all day.

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. The Expert will know if the dog will be able to digest that. What is the dog's name?

Buster

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

If this is possible, could I dissolve it and use an eye dropper? He's a terrible pill taker.

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Hello & welcome, I am Dr. B, a licensed veterinarian and I would like to help you today.

Now if he is very uncomfortable and off food with this, we do need to tread with care as this may not just be a UTI (there could be a bladder stone, urine crystal issues, bladder tumor, kidney infection, etc). Therefore, to be safe you may want to see if his local vet will squeeze him in, allow a drop off appointment or meet you half way to get Buster sorted here. Especially as you may struggle to dose him with the noted medication. This is because a dog this size would only need a dose of 65-130mg of Amoxicillin every 12 hours for 7-10 days. So, you can try to dose that and it can be dissolved into water to give orally with a dropper. But if you find he isn't improving, doesn't start eating, or struggle at all to give a dose that small then we would want him seen to be safe and to make sure those other issues aren't underlying and needing us to address them for him.

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Dr. B

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