Doxycycline is a semi-synthetic tetracycline antibiotic prescribed to treat various bacterial infections such as urinary tract and bladder infections. Veterinarians also use Doxycycline to treat some diseases such as Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Lyme disease.
Veterinarians prescribe Doxycycline because it’s a strong, effective antibiotic with extended effectiveness against some diseases. Your dog may take Doxycycline to treat a short-term bacterial infection such as a urinary tract or bladder infection. Or your veterinarian may recommend Doxycycline to treat a longer-term disease such as Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Lyme Disease, Ehrlichiosis or chlamydia. This medication prevents bacteria from reproducing so the animal’s immune system can fight the existing infection. Talk to your veterinarian about the proper way to dose Doxycycline to avoid potential side effects.
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Hello, Is there 50 or 1 in bottle.
Doxycycline Tablets, like most bottles of generic drugs, are sold and priced per pill and dispensed out of bulk bottles.
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....there have never been ticks seen in my yard or on my dogs
I am going to be away from my dog for 6 doses of doxy (3 weeks into the treatment). Should I wait until I return to begin dosage. It means I would be waiting until the 28th to begin. He tested positive two days ago...thanx
You should ask your pet's veterinarian for the best advice before starting or delaying this treatment.
Generally, if your dog is asymptomatic for Lyme disease, meaning your dog is acting normally and eating well, it is not urgent to begin treatment. However if your dog is showing symptoms of the disease (lameness, fever, not eating), you should start your dog on treatment soon.
Typically, doxycycline is well tolerated by most dogs, especially if it is given with food. The most common side effects are nausea and vomiting which usually occur during the first few days of treatment. So if your dog is doing fine on the medicine for the first 3 weeks, then it is likely your dog will do fine for the last 9 days of treatment.
The ticks (deer ticks) that carry Lyme disease can be very small and it only takes one infected tick to bite and transmit the disease.