Cefadroxil

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Cefadroxil is a broad-spectrum cephalosporin effective against Gram-positive and Gram-negative infections in dogs.

This drug is used primarily for superficial infections such as gingivitis[1], dermatitis, hot spots, cellulitis[2] or pyoderma[3].

Side-effects are noted at high doses, primarily related to low-grade gastroenteritis, characterized by diarrhea and in severe cases hematochezia.

Recommended dose rate is 10 - 20 mg/kg given orally once daily.

References

  1. Harvey CE et al (1995) Antimicrobial susceptibility of subgingival bacterial flora in dogs with gingivitis. J Vet Dent 12(4):151-155
  2. Six R et al (2008) Efficacy and safety of cefovecin in treating bacterial folliculitis, abscesses, or infected wounds in dogs. J Am Vet Med Assoc 233(3):433-439
  3. Summers JF et al (2012) The effectiveness of systemic antimicrobial treatment in canine superficial and deep pyoderma: a systematic review. Vet Dermatol 23(4):305-329