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FOSTERING 101

Medications

You may be given medication for your foster dog.

Here’s what they are and what they’re for

Flagyl (Metronidazole): Antibiotic used for GI infections – typical dosage is 10mg per lb per day (eg. 25lb dog would get one 250mg tab per day, 12lb dog would get 1/2tab per day)

Doxycycline: Broad spectrum antibiotic used for Kennel cough, Urinary tract infections and Infected wounds. Dosage is 5mg per pound of body weight per day,  given with food. Dosage shksho be split into 2 doses a day. (Eg. A 15lb dog should get 1/2 tab, twice a day for 10 days) Each tab is 150mg.

Cephalexin: Broad spectrum antibiotic used for Urinary tract infections, “Hot spot” skin infections, and ear infections

Dewormer: Broad spectrum anti parasite pill to kill intestinal worms like roundworms, tapeworms, hookworms, and whipworms. Usually works in one dose but a second tab 10 days later can be administered. (a whole tablet is for 20lb in weight – split as needed for the dog’s weight)

Flea treatment: Topical medication, placed on the nape of the neck to help kill and repel flea and ticks. Dogs should not be bathed within 24 hours after application. (Please do not use a flea collar unless it was provided by DWB!)

Benadryl:  Oral medication for allergies (itchiness, runny eyes, chewing) 1mg of Benadryl per pound of body weight, two to three times a day. Regular pink Benadryl tabs from CVS are fine, they are 25mg each.

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