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Azithromycin for Dogs

Does your dog have an infection that requires azithromycin? Is your dog not responding to azithromycin Azithromycin is used to treat a variety of infections in dogs. When your dog is sick, you want fast but reliable answers which are best given by an Expert. Read below some questions that have been answered by Experts.

When azithromycin no longer works on canine papilloma virus, can interferon be used?

When azithromycin is not working, inteferon can be very effective but expensive. There are some veterinarians who will treat the dog with interferon or imiquimod as a main treatment and follow up with azithromycin to ensure regression of the lesions.

Is it safe to give an 85lb dog a dose of 250mg azithromycin for an oozing rub burn?

Cleaning the area and applying Neosporin is recommended. The hair surrounding the burn can be trimmed back to ensure proper healing. As for azithromycin, it is best to speak with a veterinarian prior to self-medicating the dog. While azithromycin is used for some wounds, this type may not require such an antibiotic. If the area doesn't begin to heal within a couple of days, a veterinarian may prescribe an oral antibiotic.

Can azithromycin be used on a dog that is congested and sneezing?

If the dog has an upper respiratory infection, Doxycycline or azithromycin will be required. However, if the dog has allergy symptoms, Benadryl can be given at home. Benadryl can be purchased at any pharmacy and is given in 1-2mg per pound every 6-8 hours or as needed. If the symptoms don't improve, a visit to the veterinarian will be necessary and one of the above antibiotics will likely be given.

Can azithromycin treat a foul smelling growth in a dog's mouth that gets caught in the teeth and bleeds?

Azithromycin is very effective in treating viral papilloma of the mouth in dogs. If the growth is a papilloma, this will likely be the treatment option. Viral papilloma will usually resolve without medical attention. The foul odor can be caused from the dog biting the growth which can cause an infection. Left untreated, the infection can spread throughout the body. A visit to the veterinarian is needed to determine if the growth is viral papilloma or a tumor. 

Will azithromycin treat frequent ear infections in a dog?

Azithromycin is not effective in the treatment of canine ear infections. Due to poor blood supply to the ear canal, this type of antibiotic cannot reach the infection in the consistency needed. In most cases, the ear infection is a secondary issue resulting from a skin condition such as allergies. By treating the primary issue, the ear infection will usually resolve on its own. An evaluation by a veterinarian can determine which medication will be required.

Will azxithromycin treat a urinary tract infection in a dog?

Azithromycin or Doxycycline is the most commonly prescribed medications for canine urinary tract infections. Until the dog can be seen by a veterinarian, it is recommended to encourage proper hydration to help flush infection from the kidneys, bladder, and urinary tract. Pedialyte is very beneficial as most dogs love the taste.

Will azithromycin treat a puppy with kennel cough if it has been misdiagnosed for an upper respiratory infection?

Case details: Veterinarian diagnosed puppy with bronchitis but owners are worried about distemper or kennel cough

Azithromycin should treat an upper respiratory infection and kennel cough within a few days. If there is no improvement or symptoms become worse, a return visit to the veterinary clinic will be necessary. It is recommended to give the azithrmycin time to work on the infection. There are some cases that require a higher dose but this will be determined by the dog's veterinarian.

When your dog is sick, you want to do everything you can to ensure he gets better. Azithromycin is often used to treat many issues that affect dogs. To get the answers you need, you can ask an Expert from the comfort of your home.

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