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Amoxicillin for dogs

What is amoxicillin for dogs?

Amoxicillin is a medication that is prescribed by a vet; this medication can come in 100 milligram (mg), 400mg tables, 250mg and 500mg capsules or even 50 milliliter (ml) drops. Usually the dose for amoxicillin for dogs is 5mg for every pound the dog weighs every 12 hours, or 10mg for every pound the dog weighs every 24 hours. Amoxicillin is an antibiotic that helps protect the body when there is bacteria present. The medicine Amoxicillin can be used to treat many different types of infections, which include ear infections, UTI (urinary tract infections) and several different skin infections. For more information on Amoxicillin side effects and other questions you can read below where the Experts have answered frequently asked questions.

Is the human form of Amoxicillin better for a dog than the dog form of Amoxicillin?

It has been shown in some cases that the human Amoxicillin is not better than the dog form. The FDA (Federal Drug Administration) checks pet antibiotics just as they do in human antibiotics. In some cases the only difference that has been found is the package is different not the medicine itself. Some vets will even write the prescription to a pharmacy for the refills.

Can 4 doses of Amoxicillin that are 500mgs harm a 40 pound dog?

With the information that is given the dog has ingested 2000mgs of Amoxicillin, this is a great deal higher than what would be prescribed. Most likely this will not have a long term effect on the dog. The most likely side effect form ingesting this much Amoxicillin for a dog would be vomiting or diarrhea.

A 55 pound dog ate 10 500 milligram capsules of Amoxicillin and 15 100 milligram Tesselon Pearls several hours ago. Can this harm the dog and Does vomiting need to be induced?

With the dog being 55 pounds, this dose of Amoxicillin is much higher than normal. Generally this is around 6 times the normal dose for the weight of the dog. Since Amoxicillin is usually safe for most dogs to take the main concern would probably be some gastrointestinal problems, such as diarrhea. There might also be some numbness in the mouth other than that the dogs should be fine. Now as for inducing vomiting this far after the consumption will most likely not be of any help, considering usually induced vomiting is done within 30 minutes after the ingestion of the medication.

Is 400 milligrams of Amoxicillin the right medication and dose to treat Ecoli-Prostate infection? The dog has already tried Tribrissen and it did not work.

Amoxicillin is a very well rounded antibiotic, but the fact is that Ecoli is a very hard bacterium to treat. If the Tribrissen was not able to help the infection then it may be very difficult for the Amoxicillin to treat this situation. There are many other types of antibiotics that may be a better choice and more effective, these medications can be very pricey especially for a larger dog. There is a medication called Clavamox it is the combination of Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid, this medication is usually very effective against tough bacteria. Usually it is best if the dog is on one medication for at least two weeks to see if the medicine will help fight the infection.

As many people know Amoxicillin is a wide range antibiotic that can help treat many different types of infections. Even though this is a common medicine it can still be a scary one if the dose is not given correctly, many times there are not any serious side effects but it may still be frightening. Knowing what Amoxicillin for dogs is used for and exactly what the medicine is can calm a dog owner. If you still need more information on Amoxicillin for dogs you can contact the thousands of Experts for fast answers.
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