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Can I use cephalexin on 7 weeks old puppies, They had a

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Can I use cephalexin...

Can I use cephalexin on 7 weeks old puppies

Veterinarian's Assistant: I'll do all I can to help. What seems to be the problem with the dog?

They had a cough and running nose at about 3 weeks of age

Veterinarian's Assistant: Coughing can be worrying. The Expert will know what you should do. What is the dog's name?

I gave them amoxicillin for about a weeks it didn't stop completely

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

But now they are 7 week old puppies ad want to give them cephalexin is it safe to do so ? And what kind of dossage should i give them

Submitted: 9 months ago.Category: Dog
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Dog Specialist: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 9 months ago
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HI this is DRB and I would be happy to help you....

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Dog Specialist: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 9 months ago

you discontinued amoxicillin too soon.....

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Hello
Dog Specialist: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 9 months ago

you have to be really careful or you will end up with resistant infection.....

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Dog Specialist: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 9 months ago

how much do the puppies weigh?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
I gave them a week of ammoxy when they were 3 weeks old - cough went out but not completely
Now they are 7 weeks old and I Am thinking of giving them cephalexin
Is that ok ?
Dog Specialist: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 9 months ago

depends.....what do they weigh?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
About 10 lbs
Dog Specialist: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 9 months ago

and what dose of cephalexin do you have?

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Dog Specialist: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 9 months ago

what breed?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
500 - I was thinking opening the tablet mix it in a small scooper with water and administer in orally - treat 4 pups with one pill
Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Rottweilers pups 7 weeks old
Dog Specialist: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 9 months ago

If they truly are 10 pounds then they could have 1/4 of the 500 mg capsule twice daily for 2 weeks......

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Dog Specialist: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 9 months ago

but I have to recommend that you take them to your vet.....because using antibiotics like you are doing can cause major problems.....

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Dog Specialist: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 9 months ago

so I cannot endorse that method....

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Can I open capsule mix it in a scooper Si h water and give it to them orally
Dog Specialist: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 9 months ago

do you have any other questions?

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Dog Specialist: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 9 months ago

I would mix with small amount of canned food for each pup and make sure they take it....very bitter...

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Dog Specialist: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 9 months ago

can I answer any other questions?

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If you do not have any other questions please rate me as this is how I make money to support my family. Please give me a positive rating as that is the only way I am compensated. A positive rating will not close this question and I am more than happy to answer any follow up questions that you have. ( You can rate me at top right of page).

Please remember my answers do not replace or supersede the advice of your veterinarian as my answers do not create a valid client patient relationship as I am unable to examine your pet. Thank you very much! DrB

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Dog Specialist: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 9 months ago

let me know if you need additional help....DRB

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Dog Specialist: Dr B, Veterinarian replied 9 months ago

If you do not have any other questions please rate me as this is how I make money to support my family. Please give me a positive rating as that is the only way I am compensated. A positive rating will not close this question and I am more than happy to answer any follow up questions that you have. ( You can rate me at top right of page).

Please remember my answers do not replace or supersede the advice of your veterinarian as my answers do not create a valid client patient relationship as I am unable to examine your pet. Thank you very much! DrB

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