General Question Staph Skin Infection

Bella Bluenoser

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Hello to all, Bella my EB is starting to show early signs of a staph skin infection that she has had in the past always around this time of year. I am checking with you about the correct dosage of clavulin tables for her, online they say it is 6.25mg per lb, Bella is 80lbs so that is 500mg twice daily. I was able to purchase 875mg tablets in the Dominican Republic from a pharmacy so I was planning on giving her half a table twice a day for 5 tom7 days, comments please.
 

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I’m not sure of the drug you list, but I tagged someone who might know.

staph is signs of a weaken immune system... if not giving a probiotic you may want to start adding one.
Goats milk or refrigerated sauerkraut are two options
 

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Yeah, dose looks right, the only thing I doubt is that 1 week will be enough, I would think rather about 2,5-3 weeks. After you’re done with antibiotics, it is usually recommended to give some probiotics to restore intestinal flora and help immune system. Sauerkraut, yogurt, green tripe etc. Goat milk I’m not sure about it probiotic quality, as raw milk is prohibited in the US, so goat milk is pasteurised as all other milks. It is very hypoallergenic though.
Good quality fish oil with high EPA and DHA content also can help with skin issues.
 
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I’m not sure of the drug you list, but I tagged someone who might know.

staph is signs of a weaken immune system... if not giving a probiotic you may want to start adding one.
Goats milk or refrigerated sauerkraut are two options

Bella has been eating 1/4 paddy of tripe (probiotic) everyday for about a year.
 
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Yeah, dose looks right, the only thing I doubt is that 1 week will be enough, I would think rather about 2,5-3 weeks. After you’re done with antibiotics, it is usually recommended to give some probiotics to restore intestinal flora and help immune system. Sauerkraut, yogurt, green tripe etc. Goat milk I’m not sure about it probiotic quality, as raw milk is prohibited in the US, so goat milk is pasteurised as all other milks. It is very hypoallergenic though.
Good quality fish oil with high EPA and DHA content also can help with skin issues.

Bella has been eating 1/4 paddy of tripe (probiotic) everyday for about a year.
 

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Bella has been eating 1/4 paddy of tripe (probiotic) everyday for about a year.

Then my other suggestion as Natalia stated... not on antibiotics long enough. I remember one of my bulldogs needed to be on it for three weeks before we noticed any changes


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Then my other suggestion as Natalia stated... not on antibiotics long enough. I remember one of my bulldogs needed to be on it for three weeks before we noticed any changes


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OK, I'll try the antibiotics for 2 weeks. I was concerned because she just finished taking antibiotics for 28 days on February 1st for a UTI.
 

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OK, I'll try the antibiotics for 2 weeks. I was concerned because she just finished taking antibiotics for 28 days on February 1st for a UTI.

Different antibiotics for each may be needed


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