What is cefpodoxime for dogs used to treat? In dogs and cats, cefpodoxime is most commonly used to treat skin infections, but may be used to treat infections of the respiratory and urinary tracts. The FDA (U.S. Food & Drug Administration) has approved this drug for use in dogs.
What are the side effects of cefpodoxime for dogs? There are very few side effects of cefpodoxime. The most commonly reported side effects are vomiting, decreased appetite, diarrhea, and/or lethargy. If these effects worsen, become severe, or continue, contact your veterinarian as soon as possible.
Is cefpodoxime a strong antibiotic? Is cefpodoxime a strong antibiotic? Cefpodoxime is an “extended spectrum” antibiotic, which means that it works against a good number of bacteria. There are other antibiotics that can treat more types of infections, or more serious infections. “Stronger” antibiotics are not always the best choice, though.
How many days should a dog take cefpodoxime? Usually, the vet prescribes a cefpodoxime proxetil dose of two to four and a half milligrams per one lb of dog’s weight. Oral dosage can be given once a day for two to three days or a week. Complete healing can also take up to 28 days.