Tetracycline for dog?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by snowflake, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. snowflake

    snowflake Overrun With Chickens

    Aug 21, 2009
    Belding Michigan
    I have Tetra. for my chickens. My dog has an ear infection, in the ear things don't seem to be working thought I would try some tetra. she is a 50lb. lab mix any one know how much and can I sprinkle in food? We have 2 dogs and a cat. cat is outside most of the time, other dog is bigger so if I put 1T. in drinking water (per gallon) that would also prob. work but don't know how much each dog would get. Have to go to work now be back about 6pm
  2. AinaWGSD

    AinaWGSD Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2010
    Sullivan, IL
    Tetracycline won't do anything for an ear infection in a dog. In fact, if the infection is a yeast infection like most ear infections I've seen any antibiotic will make it worse as the antibiotics will kill off competing bacteria and select for yeast. What "in the ear things" have you tried, and have you checked the expiration date on them?
  3. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    Changing feed to a non-grain product may help. Best to have the ear cultured by a vet and get the appropriate medications. Ear problems can be difficult to resolve. "Over the counter" products don't do much good unless the problem is ear mites.

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