Maybe. Pet antibiotics are formulated differently from the antibiotics used for people, which can include xylitol, a deadly toxin for dogs. Under specific circumstances, your vet may prescribe your dog a low dose of antibiotics to treat bacterial infections. However, this decision should only be made under your vet’s care and supervision.
Do not attempt to give your dog antibiotics without your vet’s guidance. You should always keep medications out of reach of your dog, in sturdy containers. Up to half of pet poisonings are caused by medications meant for people, so you should always exercise caution.
If you observe these side effects, consult your vet about adjusting or discontinuing usage:
- Loss of appetite
- Skin irritation
If your pet has an allergic reaction to antibiotics, including anaphylaxis, seek emergency veterinary care.
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