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Dosages for drugs commonly used in treating cats & dogs. Dosages are given per pound of body weight. WARNING: Not be used as a substitute for your veterinarian. Many drugs have adverse effects, some of which can be LETHAL!



DRUG

SYNONYMS

INDICATION

CAT DOSE PER POUND

FREQUENCY DOG DOSE PER POUND FREQUENCY
Ampicillin Lamisil Bacterial Infection 10-15mg Three times a day

Ampicillin Amoxi-Drops, Biomox, Polymox Bacterial Infections 5-10mg Once to twice a day.

5-10mg

Once to twice a day
Azithromycin Zithromax, Azitrocin Bacterial/Mycoplasmal infections 2.5 - 10 mg Once a day to every other day

5-10mg

Once a day.
Clarithromycin Biaxin Bacterial/mycoplasmal infections 2.5mg Twice a day

2.5-10mg

Twice a day
Doxycycline Vibramycin Bacterial/Mycoplasma Infections & Chlamydia 3mg Twice a day. MUST be given with water or as a suspension.

2-5mg

Twice a day
Amoxicillin-potassium clavulanate Augmentin, Clavamox, Synulox Bacterial infections 2.5-5 mg Twice a day

7-8mg

Twice a day
Cephalexin Keflex Bacterial Infections 5-15mg Two to three times a day

5-15mg

Two to three times a day
Cefadroxil Cefa-Drops, Cefa-Tabs, DuriCef Bacterial Infections 10-15mg Two to three times a day.

10-15mg

Two to three times a day
Cefpodoxime proxetil Simplicef, Vantin Bacterial Infections 2-5mg Once a day

2.3-5mg

Once a day
Cefaclor Ceclor Bacterial Infections 5-15mg Two to three times a day.

5-15mg

Two to three times a day.
Ciprofloxacin Cipro Bacterial Infections 5mg Twice a day

5-6.8mg

Twice a day
Clindamycin Antirobe Bacterial Infections especially of the mouth 5-10mg Once a day

2.5-5mg

Twice a day
Cefazolin Ancef, Kefzol Bacterial Infections 5-15 mg Two to three times a day.

5-15mg

Two to three times a day
Chloramphenicol Chloromycetin Bacterial Infections 6-12mg Twice a day.

25mg

Every 6 hours.
Enrofloxacin Baytril Bacterial Infections 2mg Once a day DO NOT exceed 2.3mg pound per day.

2.27-9.07

Once a day. I find this drug harmful to young dogs in stunting growth.
Erythromycin Erythromycin Bacterial Infections 2-10mg Three times a day

2.25-10mg

Three times a day
Orbifloxacin Orbax Bacterial Infections 1-3.5mg Once a day.

1-3.5mg

Once a day.
Penicillin Penicillin G Procaine, Pen BP-48, Crystiben, Dual-Pen Bacterial Infections 10,000-20,000 IU Every 4-48 Hours. Check label. Newborns: 0.05 ml at birth of 150,000 IU/ml Pen BP

5-10mg

Every 4-48 hours
Tetracycline Albaplex, Panamycin Bacterial Infections 10mg Two to three times a day. MUST be given with water or as a suspension.

10mg

Two to three times a day. MUST be given with water or as a suspension.
Trimethoprim/Sulfadiazine and Trimethoprim/Sulfamethoxazole Tribrissen, Septra, Bactrim Bacterial Infections 15mg Once a day.

13-15mg

Once a day
Tylosin Tylan 50 Bacterial Infections 10-20mg Twice a day.

10-20mg

Twice a day
Fluconazole Diflucan Fungal Infections/Ringworm 5mg Every other day.

5-6mg

Once a day
Griseofulvin Fulvicin Ringworm 7 mg microsized, 3.5 mg ultramicrosized Twice a day.

Itraconazole Sporonox Fungal Infections/Ringworm 5mg Once a day.

Will cause liver disease in 5-10% dogs given normal dosage.
Terbinafine Lamisil Fungal Infections/Ringworm 15-20mg Once a day

15-20mg

Once a day
Metronidazole Flagyl Giardia, IBD 5-20mg Once to twice day given with food.

5-20mg

Once to twice a day given with food.
Ponazuril Bayer Marquis Paste Coccidiosis 10mg Give once. Repeat in 1 week.

10mg

Give once. Repeat in 1 week.
Toltrazuril Baycox Coccidiosis 0.2 ml of 5% solution Dose once. Repeat in 2 wks.

1.5cc per 10 pounds of dog

Dose once. Repeat in 2 wks.
Sulfadimethoxine Albon Coccidiosis 12.5mg Double First dose Once a day.

Albon doesnt kill coccidia it only controls it.

Suggestion would be to use Marquis or Baycox
L-Lysine L-Lysine Herpesvirus infections 250mg Per Cat Twice a day.

Praziquantel Drocit Tapeworm 0.05 ml inj., 2.5 mg oral Treat once.

0.05 ml inj., 2.27-4.55 mg oral

Treat Once. Repeat if tapes return.
Pyrantel Pamoate Nemex-2, Strongid T, Pyratabs, D-Worm, Evict Round worms 2.5mg Once and repeat in 2 wks.

2.5mg

Once and repeat in 10 day to 2 wks
Ivermectin Iveomec Round worms 0.2-0.4 mg Treat once. Repeat in 2-3 weeks. 0.05 ml of 0.27% solution per pound or 0.1 ml of 1% solution PER ADULT CAT

0.2-0.4mg

Treat once. Repeat in 2-3 weeks. 0.05 ml of 0.27% solution per pound or 0.1 ml of 1% solution
Fenbendazole Panacur, Safequard Round worms & Giardia 23 mg Once a day for 3 days.

23mg

Once a day for 3 days
Albendazole Valbazen Giardia 12 mg Twice a day for 2 days.

1/10cc Per Pound of body weight.

Also kills tape worm., whips and round worms. For treating coccidia give double dose the first day. Treat for 3 days. Treat 5 days if need be.
Febental Drontal Plus Giardiasis 56.5 mg Per Cat Once a day for 5 days.

Read Label

Read Label
Selamectin Revolution Fleas, Mites, Round worms. 3mg Once a month. If using a dog formulation, one drop (0.05ml) per two pounds. CAUTION: this practice may increase the incidence of adverse reactions!

Read Label

Fipronil Frontline Fleas & Mites 4mg Once a month. If using dog formulation, one drop (0.05ml) per pound.

Read Label

Imidacloprid Advantage, Advantix Fleas & Mites 5mg Once a month. If using dog formulation, one drop (0.05ml) per pound.

Real Label

Moxidectin Advantage Multi/Advocate External/internal parasites 0.5 mg Topically once a month.

Read Label

Clomipramine Anafranil Urine spraying 0.1-0.25 mg Once a day.

Metoclopramide Reglan Anti-emetic, milk production 0.1-0.2 mg Every 8 hours

0.1-0.2mg

Every 8 hours
Ronidazole Tricho Plus Tritrichomonas intestinal parasites 15-25 mg Once a day for 2 wks.

15-25mg

Once a day for 2 wks.
Methylprednisolone acetate Depo-Medrol Anti-inflammatory 2.3mg SC Every 3-8 weeks, depending on condition

2-40mg IM

Repeat as necessary
Triamcinolone acetonide Vetalog Inflammation 0.01-0.1 mg Once a day. Use lowest effective dose.

0.01-0.1mg

Once a day
Tinidazole Tindamax Anti-protozoal 7mg Once a day.

7mg

Once a day
Oxytocin Pitocin Dystocia Induce Contractions 1-2 IU per cat Given once. 1/10thCC per 10 pounds of body weight prior to whelping. Not to exceed 1cc IM

If more than 3 shots IM are needed. after 3 hours, seek veterinarian assistance.
Domperidone Motilium Lactation stimulation 0.025-0.05 mg Once or twice a day.

0.03mg

One to four times a day
Medroxyprogesterone acetate Depo-Provera, Ovaban Contraception 2.5 to 5 mg PER CAT Given once every 7-14 days

2.5-5mg

Given once every 7-14 days
Propulsid Cisapride Megacolon & Constipation 0.5mg Twice a day, give 15 mins. before feeding

0.5mg

Twice a day, give 15 mins before feeding
Lutalyse Dynaprost Pyometra 0.1 mg/kg Once or twice a day for 5-7 days

0.1mg

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