Doctors often avoid prescribing doxycycline to young children because of a warning that tooth staining may occur when used in children less than 8 years old.
Doxycycline has been used to (presumably) rid the parasite of Wolbachia organisms; therefore, D immitis organisms do not thrive, may deteriorate and die, and have reduced reproductive potential, which helps manage HWD in infected dogs and reduces potential for infection in other dogs.
Place the medication in a small amount of wet food, if they like it. Use a bit of peanut butter or cream cheese to disguise the pill. Plain yogurt is another good food that can mask medication. A piece of cheese, hot dog or liverwurst can conceal the pill.Oct 17, 2019
Here's a hint: Any time you give your pet a pill, using any method, follow it up with a chaser of H2O. Using an eyedropper or needleless syringe, squirt a little water into the side of your pet's mouth. The liquid helps to wash the pill down the esophagus.Nov 14, 2016
Amoxicillin/Clavulanate generally is appropriate for use in cats and dogs, but it should never be administered to small animals like ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, or hamsters because the antibiotic nature of the medicine affects the normal bacteria in a small animal's gastrointestinal tract, as this can
Where possible we recommend an overnight fast to ensure the stomach is empty before administering the tablet, thereby allowing the best absorption of the active ingredients. However, when an overnight fast is not possible please allow a minimum of 2 hours (ideally longer) after feeding before administering the tablets.
Recommended Daily Administration
|Weight (lbs.)||# of tablets daily|
|Up to 6||1/4|
|7 to 15||1/2|
|16 to 30||1|
|31 to 45||1 1/2|
How to get a dog to take a pill when he won't eat
- Use a pill pusher. Widely available from the vets, these often work best for small dogs. The idea behind them is you can push the tablet to the back of the pet's throat without losing your fingers.
- Do as the vets do. If your dog won't take pills, do it like the vets do.