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Old 07-09-2009, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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I got a drug from a vet that is called CEPHALEXN 500 MGS, capsules. What does this drug treat in a dog?


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Old 07-09-2009, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Naples, FL
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it's an antibiotic. you can google it or go here: Cephalexin (Keflex®)
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Old 07-09-2009, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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What symptoms did your dog have for the vet to prescribe this?
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Old 07-09-2009, 01:54 PM
 
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
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The vet didn't explain why he was prescribing antibiotics?
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Old 07-09-2009, 01:57 PM
 
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Hi. I am a nurse. Keflex is usually prescribed for infections of the skin or bone. This is one of those drugs that both humans and dogs can take It is a very good antibiotic.
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Old 07-09-2009, 02:54 PM
 
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Cephalexin (the generic name) is used to treat Gram positive infections and some Gram negative infections. It has a broader spectrum of activity against Gram positive organisms that occur in the skin and other areas than it does against Gram negative organisms that usually occur in the urinary tract, the GI tract and the mouth, but it's still pretty broad. It also provides some coverage against anaerobic organisms which are usually involved in deep tissue infections and oral infections.
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