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I have a 2 week old queensland puppy that has a swollen face…

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I have a 2 week old queensland puppy that has a swollen face around the jaw and throat area. No sores or abscess at this time. Noticed 24 hours ago and applied hot compresses to the area. It temporarily softens the area. She is still nursing but has slowed down. Her eyes are not yet open. Should I dose with an antibiotic to see if it will relieve the swelling? If so which one and at what dosage. I am semi-familar with puppy strangles and know that antibiotics wont work but I would like to treat for staph before moving on to prednisone. Please help.
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The usual antibiotic used in puppy strangles would be Amoxicilin or Cephalexin 22 mg/kg every 12 hours for at least 7 days (or as long as the Prednisone is being used). Depending on where you live you may have to get this from your veterinarian.

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