Is clindamycin a good antibiotic for dogs? Veterinarians prescribe the antibiotic clindamycin for dogs with various types of bacterial infections. Commonly given to dogs with deep tissue wounds or infection of the gums, clindamycin has been approved for canine use by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Will clindamycin hurt my dog? Clindamycin should be used with caution in atopic dogs, which are dogs with allergies that cause skin problems. Liver enzymes may become elevated with clindamycin use, so this antibiotic is contraindicated for dogs with kidney and liver problems.
How much clindamycin should I give my dog? The usual dose of clindamycin in dogs is 5 mg per pound (11 mg/kg) every 12 hours or 10 mg per pound (22 mg/kg) every 24 hours orally. For cats the dose of clindamycin ranges from 2.5 mg per pound (5.5 mg/kg) every 12 hours orally to 10 mg per pound (22 mg/kg) every 24 hours orally.
How long should a dog take clindamycin? Duration. Treatment with Clindamycin Hydrochloride is recommended for a minimum of 28 days. Treatment should not be continued for longer than 28 days if no response to therapy is seen.