The snow is gone! The sun is shining! We’re all out enjoying the world with our dogs, but sometimes that means cuts, scrapes, and all kinds of infections.
If your dog comes in with a cut on their paw, or starts to show signs of a bacterial infection like red eyes or ears, discharge, irritated, skin, lethargy, or vomiting and diarrhea, it may be time to get your dog medical help.
What are the types of antibiotics for dogs? There are several prescription antibiotics on the market for dogs, and they treat different health issues:
Skin infections – These issues can be treated with Amoxicillin, or with Clavamox for more serious cases.
Respiratory infections - These can also be treated with Amoxicillin or Clavamox, or with Gentamicin.
Eye infections – Eye drops to clear up dog eye infections include Prednisone and Tobramycin opthalmic solutions.
Ear infections – Amoxicillin medicines, like Amoxi Drop, can treat ear infections in dogs.
Stomach infections - These issues can be treated with Amoxicillin or Clavamox for more serious cases.
Other bacterial infections – If something got inside your dog’s cut paw or leg, you might need Cephalexin or Gentamicin. If your pet has contracted Lyme disease, chlamydia, or some other nasty bacteria, Doxycycline might be prescribed. Clavamox will treat UTIs caused by E. coli.