Can You Give A Dog Humane Antibiotics?


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Anonymous answered
It is a fact that some human antibiotics are same as pets' antibiotics. But you don't know whether it is effective or perhaps toxic, for your pet, and you don't know about dosages.

It isn't really advisable, because human medicines are in various potencies to animal ones. One should give antibiotics with the proper consultation of a vet.

The objective of antibiotics is to lower down the infection and not give it a chance to extend resistance before it is vanished.

Some medications can cause serious harms or even kill pets. But at a certain stage of disease every pet require some dose of antibiotics, either as a preventative measure or to heal an infection of some type. Antibiotics are quite simple and safe to use, provided you follow three simple rules:

1) Use the right drugs;

2) Give the right dose;

3) Keep the dog on the medicine long enough.
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Susan Bohl
Susan Bohl commented
The vet will prescribe the proper medication, but yes, sometimes they do give animals the same antibiotics that humans take. Right now my kitten is on amoxycillin, which is the same bubblegum flavored antibiotic that humans take. The only difference is that it was prescribed by a DVM and not an MD!
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Muhammad Nadeem answered
Amoxicillin is a antibiotic which belongs to group of antibiotics called penicillin. Antibiotics are used to treat bacterial infections. You can use amoxicillin in your dog but get advice from the vet first because diagnosis is necessary before use of any medicines. Dose of amoxicillin in dogs is 10-25 mg per Kg body weight or 5-12 mg per pound body weight 2-3 times in a day.
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vamshi krishna answered
No it is harmful to it
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KR- myopinions answered
Not without talking to your vet first. You would have to know that it would actually help, isn't too dangerous and how much to give, whether or not it may be a problem for your pup or with something else they have recently had or been on and lots of things to avoid causing additional serious problems.
It would also be a different dosage than a similar med labeled for dogs usually since they are different grades and sometimes different composition even if the label looks the same or similar to you so your vet would have to take all that into account for dosage.
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Anonymous answered
My dog (lab) has chronic ear problems.  He has been on prednisone and keflex for most of the last 5 years (he's eight).  He gets better but relapses when he comes off.  I was told he needed a different antibiotic but they always seem to give him keflex.  I know flagyl can be used in humans for yeast infections,  I am told he has yeast in his ears, I wonder if this is an options for dogs as well.

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Anonymous answered
No you cannot.
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Anonymous answered
I will not recommend not only human antibiotics but also animal antibiotics for your dog without consultation of vet. Antibiotics are same for both human and other animals but there is difference of per ml or mg dose depending upon body weight. Antibiotics are use to treat bacterial infection only but Cold in dogs can be due to bacteria or virus. So, antibiotics will not work for viral infections. First of all investigations should be done to find out whether your dog is having bacterial or viral infection leading to cold like symptoms. Cold in dogs result from upper respiratory tract infection. Symptoms of cold in dogs are
  1. Coughing
  2. Sneezing
  3. Nasal discharge
  4. Watery eyes
So, get vet help first by taking your dog to him.

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