My pitbull has allergies and when she scratches she causes skin infections. Is it safe…

My pitbull has allergies and when she scratches she causes
skin infections. Is it safe to give her Sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim 800
mg / 160 mg ( The human kind ). What dosage is appropriate? Thanks for any help
you can give.

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PK Dennis
5 years ago

First, get all grain out of her diet — find a grain-free premium dog food.  The first 2 ingredients must be meat — such as elk, chicken, turkey — words that you understand as meat.  Meal means the whole animal was ground up and dried, so ‘salmon meal’ means meat too.  Avoid any thing that has “by-products” listed such as “chicken by-products” this could be just chicken feathers!  Not a good source of protein.   Be sure the treats are grain-free also!  Stop sharing cookies and bread crusts!  Grains impact the dogs ability to fight off allergens.  If she is… Read more »

PK Dennis
5 years ago

As I stated in my reply

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Anonymous
5 years ago

agreed with Julie.  vet time.  don’t give your dog human meds.

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Anonymous
5 years ago

Chicken is one of the more frequent dog food allergies out there. Anna needs to get the allergy bit sorted with a vet’s assistance.

julie brader
5 years ago

Please don’t give your dog human medication it could be toxic to her. Only give meds the Vet prescribes.