Cherry wrote:Just one gray. It doesn't have the mg info on the bottle but the pill is gray and says 100 on it. I just assumed this meant 100mg? I dunno, maybe not.
What are your concerns about Cephlexin every other day? It was every day per the vet but he said we can drop it to every other day as long as it is still effective. We ran out and she was off it for a couple weeks. She almost immediately had a staph infection.
My concern is that Cephalexin is active in the bloodstream for 8-12 hours, meaning your dog should be getting pills every 8-12 hours (most dose every 12) to maintain serum levels of antibiotic. Intermittent use sounds like a plan for creating resistant staph species to me. This is a risk with any chronic antibiotic use however, and its unknown if pulse therapy is really damaging or not. I just don't like it...
Pulse therapy is most often seen in dogs who's owners can't afford the gamut that is needed to treat the true underlying condition and prevent the infections. Cherry is NOT one of those dogs, she's had everything done and done well, and I know deep down this is likely keeping Cherry comfortable and is best for her well-being. As always, quality of life comes first.
The temaril-P that I am familiar with has 2mg of prednisolone per pill. If your medium dog is getting 2mg of prednisone every other day, thats a pretty low dose, which is great!