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Is Bactrim a good antibiotic if my dog has an UTI?

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Is Bactrim a good antibiotic if my dog has an UTI?
Submitted: 18 days ago.Category: Dog Veterinary
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Dog Veterinarian: Sean Egan,
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Hi there, this is Dr. Sean. I’ll be happy to answer your question about your dog.

What makes you think your dog has a UTI, and what strength of Bactrim do you have?

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Customer reply replied 18 days ago
She has been urinating frequently and her urine has been a little dark in color and strong ammonia smell. She is prone to them. I do t see a milligram but it say sulfamethoxazole DS.
Dog Veterinarian: Sean Egan,
 replied 18 days ago

Y​es it will be Trimethoprim sulfamethoxole. Not a great antibiotic for UTI's, but can work for weaker infections. What breed of dog do you have and how much does she weigh?

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Customer reply replied 18 days ago
She is an Akita and about 80 lbs. She is a little over 13 yes old
Dog Veterinarian: Sean Egan,
 replied 18 days ago

O​k good. White dogs like maltese, samoyeds, American eskimos have more of a chance of developing dry eyes from TMS. I'll need to know what the strength of the Bactrim is to give you a dose. It should have it somewhere on the bottle how many mg of each component are in each pill.

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Dog Veterinarian: Sean Egan,
 replied 18 days ago

I​f it's easier, you can post a picture of the bottle.

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