Antibiotics: Handle with Care for Your Dog's Health - OhMyDog.Rocks

Antibiotics: Handle with Care for Your Dog’s Health

Through this post, we want to ensure that you are aware of the potential side effects of overdoing antibiotics in dogs.

Research has shown that repeated or unnecessary use of antibiotics in dogs can lead to the development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. This means that future infections may be difficult to treat as the bacteria evolves and becomes resistant to the drugs. This can lead to the emergence of antibiotic-resistant strains, which are dangerous for your dog’s health.

Furthermore, giving antibiotics without proper diagnosis and indication can lead to the destruction of beneficial bacteria in the dog’s gut. This can lead to digestive problems, poor nutrient absorption, and a weakened immune system, making your dog more susceptible to infections and diseases.

As responsible dog parents, it is important to understand that the normal body temperature of dogs is higher than that of humans. A healthy dog’s average body temperature ranges between 100.5 and 102.5 degrees Fahrenheit (38 to 39.2 degrees Celsius). This means that a temperature of 102.5 or 103.5 degrees Fahrenheit (39.2 or 40.3 degrees Celsius) may not necessarily indicate the need for antibiotics.

Therefore, antibiotics should only be prescribed by a veterinarian after a proper diagnosis has been made and a bacterial infection has been confirmed. If your dog is experiencing symptoms such as fever, lethargy, loss of appetite, or vomiting, it is important to consult with a veterinarian to determine the underlying cause and appropriate treatment plan.

In conclusion, we urge all dog parents to use antibiotics with caution and only under the guidance of a qualified veterinarian. It is crucial to protect your dogs from the potential side effects of unnecessary antibiotic use.

Thank you for entrusting us with the care of your beloved pets.

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