is it dangerous in any way
I would not recommend it without talking to your vet first.
I am not sure how the dog will metabolize it. You don't know if it is toxic or not.
Since your dog most likely weighs less then a human he would be getting too much. In humans it causes GI problems and this could be made worse in your dog. Furthermore, Clindamycin is known for killing good bacteria in the stomach and allowing for a super infection such as C.Diff to take over and cause severe problems. This could happen in a dog, especially if he is getting higher doses for his weight.
Finally, All antibiotics are not the same. Most people don't think about it, but you have to consider what the infection is. Some antibiotics work with some infections.
Talk with the vet - he would know. Especially since he knows what kind of infection there is and how the dog might respond.
Also consider that you shouldn't have clindamycin just laying around. Is it old? Expired?
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- Clindamycin Information for Consumers
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