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Dogs antibiotics, can we give people antibiotics to dogs (amoxicillin) and how to you give the pills ?

 

They are big and hard to hide in food for small dogs. Do you open the caps and spread the powder on something to eat ?

 

Thank you.

 

 

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Perhaps you should post when you actually know.   There is no difference between the 'human' medicine and the one for dogs. Which is the question that was actually posed. Too much drama

I wouldn't, it's not as if vets are terribly expensive here.   As to giving him the pills -   

As others have said, it's a bad idea and vets are both cheap & better skilled than us mere mortals. Stop being a cheap Charlie!

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I know someone who did it the other way around: she had a flu so she took horse antibiotics because they were and cheaper and didn't require a prescription (in the U.S.).  I told her it was not a good idea.

 

 

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44 minutes ago, Crossy said:

I wouldn't, it's not as if vets are terribly expensive here.

 

As to giving him the pills - 

 

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Amoxicillin/Clavulanate—This antibiotic combo is related to Penicillin and is used to treat a broad spectrum of bacterial infections, including skin infections, infections in the respiratory system, gastrointestinal infections, and genitourinary infections

https://www.wedgewoodpharmacy.com/blog/posts/common-antibiotics-for-dogs-and-cats.html

 

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Dogs: The recommended dosage is 5 mg/lb of body weight twice a day

 

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Lazada has these for injecting/inserting pills into your pets mouth.....Works with pills or liquid....Maybe at a pet supply?

Instead of trying to deal with the canine/fangs/tongue from the front while they're trying to clench, you can angle through the rear/side of the mouth past the point of no return.....

Better than getting bit + not as distressing for the animal....

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6 minutes ago, 2long said:

As others have said, it's a bad idea and vets are both cheap & better skilled than us mere mortals.

Stop being a cheap Charlie!

 

Who said it was a bad idea and why do you think it's ok to insult the OP?

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1 minute ago, cleopatra2 said:

If you hold the bottom jaw the dog cannot bite. The dogs jaw action is all in the lower mandible.

 

As for human medication the general consensus would be not to give unless you know the maximum tolerance of the ingredients.

 

Certain breeds may react differently to not only the same medicine but also different doses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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As for human medication the general consensus would be not to give unless you know the maximum tolerance of the ingredients.

 

Brand Names and Other Names of Amoxicillin & Clavulanate

This drug is registered for use in humans and animals.

Human formulation: Augmentin® (SK-Beecham)

Veterinary formulation: Clavamox® (Beecham), Clavamox-Drops® (Beecham)

 

The veterinary version is just to make it palatable for animals.

 

So if the OP knows that his dog is not allergic to Penicillin, all should be fine.

 

https://www.zoetisus.com/products/dogs/clavamox/#

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24 minutes ago, Eindhoven said:

 

 

 

 

 

Brand Names and Other Names of Amoxicillin & Clavulanate

This drug is registered for use in humans and animals.

Human formulation: Augmentin® (SK-Beecham)

Veterinary formulation: Clavamox® (Beecham), Clavamox-Drops® (Beecham)

 

The veterinary version is just to make it palatable for animals.

 

So if the OP knows that his dog is not allergic to Penicillin, all should be fine.

 

https://www.zoetisus.com/products/dogs/clavamox/#

The problem with giving human medication to dogs or other animals is the presence of other ingredients. Flavouring , preservatives. 

A common addition in human medicine that would be toxic to animals is Xyliton.

 

 

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42 minutes ago, cleopatra2 said:

If you hold the bottom jaw the dog cannot bite. The dogs jaw action is all in the lower mandible.

 

As for human medication the general consensus would be not to give unless you know the maximum tolerance of the ingredients.

 

Certain breeds may react differently to not only the same medicine but also different doses.

 

 

 

When the flesh of the mouth is folded over the top teeth, the dog won't bite itself. I agree it's the lower jaw that is mobile.

If you can hold a dog's mouth open with just one hand, you are much more skilled than I am.

The proposition dog physiology is identical to human physiology w.r.to medications is somewhat fanciful.

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