My dog has an abscessed tooth. I called the vet and if was very expensive the last time I took him in. I am allergic to penacillin or however you spell it. This is what they gave me for my abscessed tooth. But i had a reaction so stopped taking it.
Hi, kb! Actually, dogs need higher doses of some medications than a human would take. You need an accurate weight on your dogs and the dosage of the cephalexin you have on hand.
Unfortunately, if the tooth is abcessed it will need to removed. Keflex will knock down the infection to a point, but the infection will keep recurring. Tooth abcess infections can move through the roof of the mouth, through the sinuses, and erupt below the eye socket. The infection can also move through the blood stream into the heart and other organs causing severe damage, even death.
Talk to your veterinarian about CareCredit or a similar medical care plan. If you join you can also use the card for your own medical and health expenses.
The reason veterinary care is expensive is because we have higher student loans, building mortgages, utility bills, payroll, and insurance fees just like a human doctor. But we pay more than twice as much for for drugs, supplies, surgical equipment, laboratory equipment, X-Ray/CTscanners, than any human doctor, hospital or pharmacy. We also have no control over the cost of drugs purchased from distributors/manufacturers. We don't get kick-backs or incentives.
Good luck with your pup! WildcatVet
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