Doxycycline is used in dogs to treat susceptible bacterial infections and infections caused by Rickettsia, Canine ehrlichiosis (anaplasmosis), Toxoplasma, Borrelia burgdorferi (Lyme disease), Leptospirosis and Neorickettsia helminthoeca (salmon poisoning).
Doxycycline is used in cats to treat susceptible bacterial infections and infections caused by a number of other organisms including Bartonella, Hemoplasma, Chlamydia felis, Ehrlichia, Anaplasma, and Toxoplasma.
Doxycycline is a semi-synthetic tetracycline antibiotic, derived from oxytetracycline. It may be used orally (dogs, cats and horses) or intravenously (dogs and cats). Tetracycline antibiotics are broad-spectrum and bacteriostatic. Their mechanism of action is through the inhibition of protein synthesis, and the alteration of cytoplasmic membrane permeability within the susceptible organism.
|Indications||Tick borne rickettsial diseases (CanineMonocyticEthrlichiosis, etc) , Mixed upper respiratory tract infection (kennel cough), Leptospirosis, Toxoplasmosis , As pre-treatment to pathogenic microfilarial infection (dirofilaria immitis) in order to eliminate the symbiotic bacteria wolbachia|
|Dosage & Administration||For E.Canis infection, 5mg/kg bw every 12 hrs or 10mg/kg bw every 24 hrs , for about 2-3 weeks. Other susceptible infections, 5-10mg/kg bw daily for up to 5 days. DoxyMust® should be administered after food.|
|Precautions||Do not administer in pets with dysphagia. Avoid administration with antacids & dairy based products. Do not use in pregnant bitches (last 3 weeks of pregnancy) and in puppies (first month)|