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Doxycycline is not FDA approved for use in veterinary medicine. But, it can be used in dogs to treat susceptible bacterial infections and infections caused by Rickettsia, Canine ehrlichiosis (anaplasmosis), Toxoplasma, Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme disease), Leptospirosis, and Neorickettsia helminthoeca (salmon poisoning).

Dosage

The usual dose of doxycycline in dogs is 2-5mg per pound every 12-24 hours.

Side Effects

The most common side effects reported in dogs are gastrointestinal issues such as nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, and drowsiness.

Safety

Although doxycycline is not FDA approved for veterinary use, it is considered safe in dogs.

FAQ

How long does it take for doxycycline to work for dogs?

Dogs may start feeling better within 1 or 2 hours from administration. But the drug will be more effective within a few days.

How much doxycycline can you give a dog?

The usual dose of doxycycline in dogs is 2-5mg per pound every 12-24 hours.

Can doxycycline hurt my dog?

Your dog may experience some side effects such as nausea and vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite, and drowsiness.

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