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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 pet's 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 pet's veterinarian about the proper way to dose Doxycycline to avoid potential side effects.
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Resistance is a major concern when giving antibiotics. Resistance occurs when bacteria survive and mutate and are then able to survive even after antibiotics are given. To help avoid any resistance, it is important to give antibiotics as they are prescribed for as long as they are prescribed even if your pet is looking and feeling better.
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Q:Is this the same as Apoquel?
A:No, Apoquel is a brand form of the drug oclacitinib used for the treatment of dermatitis in dogs. Doxycycline is an antibiotic used to treat a variety of infections. Please contact your veterinarian to determine the appropriate drug therapy for your pet.
Q:Can humans take this medication? I understand it's for pets but what would happen if a human took it?
A:Doxycycline is a tetracycline antibiotic that can be prescribed by a medical doctor for use in humans to treat a wide variety of bacterial infections. The dose, duration and frequency of administration will vary based on the type and severity of infection. Contact your physician for more information on the use of doxycycline in humans.
Q:Hello I was wondering if this ,was recommended for poultry? And specifically lung infections. My chicken had some wheezing this morning and I was advised to get tetracycline for her. Any advice or directions would be much appreciated.
A:Tetracyclines is a class of antibiotics used to treat a variety of infections in small companion animals as well as birds. An appropriate antibiotic to treat a susceptible infection will be determined and prescribed by your veterinarian. We recommend following up with your veterinarian for specific advice as it relates to your pet’s health.
Q:Is doxycycline for dogs or human?
A:It is a medication used in both humans and pets. We only sell prescription medications for pets though.
Q:Hi, I was wondering the price for 10 to 15 tablets please. Also do you have Express shipping available? Thank You.
Q:is this meds good for chronic bronchitis? if so i do not see any reference to that in the description of the meds, and did i read correct? one pill is $1,19 each? so if i get the 20mg and fill the bottle what will it cost? and how cheap are you compared t
A:Doxycycline is an antibiotic that is used to treat infections that are caused by bronchitis in dogs. Your dog’s veterinarian(s) most likely determined that an infection in your dog's airways exist and an antibiotic is necessary to treat this infection. Once the infection is treated, coughing caused by this flare up will most likely be reduced. If coughing is still present after the drug therapy is finished please follow up with the veterinarian. Duration of therapy can range between 2 weeks to 3 months depending on the type and severity of infection. The determining factors for choosing a compounded product over a commercially-available product will be dose and dosage form availability. VetRxDirect carries doxycycline 20mg, 50mg, and 100mg commericially-available tablet/capsule strengths. Side effects to monitor while on this medication are vomiting, diarrhea, and weight loss. Giving the medication with food may help reduce the GI adverse effects. Please give us a call if you have any further questions.
Q:how do i know the right dosage she is 60 lbs and how many pills will i need
Q:Hello, Is there 50 or 1 in bottle.
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Comments about West-Ward Doxycycline Hyclate Tablet:
I cannot count how many times this Rx has been filled and refilled for my 18-year-old-(ish), and STILL, every time, the infection disappears almost overnight. Very gratifying to watch Poor Kitty sneeze without gobs of goo flying everywhere! According to my vet, some of the more stubborn cases never really go, they just go dormant for a couple of weeks, or months, only to return with an attitude! Good old Doxycycline! It's keeping our Little Big Man a happy youngster, if not a little obnoxious... we've already received the antibiotics via Mail Order Vet, crushed a quarter of a pill, and got it down the Leader of The Pack, who then swallowed both pills! Success!
Comments about West-Ward Doxycycline Hyclate Tablet:
The ease of which to order, the effency and speed of delivery are remarkable. �The supplier that my vet uses was out of doxy at the time i needed it. �I found you guys online and you literally saved my cats life. �Thank you.